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Paca, William (1740-1799) to William Homsley

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00138 Author/Creator: Paca, William (1740-1799) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 October 1779 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 30 x 18.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Paca as a state senator in Maryland to Homsley, a resident of Queen Anne County, Maryland. Discusses the market for barley and tries to negotiate a sale with Homsley. Mentions that the enemy's light horse have made an excursion into New Jersey. They have caused mischief with the principle damage being the burning of a courthouse (the town's name is illegible). Says he received a letter from a colonel of militia that says he captured a British colonel and three privates after they had their horses shot from under them.

Full Transcript: Dr Sir
If Col Lloyd's barley, was worth twenty Dollars per Bushel mine ought to sell at thirty: you may have [inserted: mine] however at twenty two Dollars per Bushel ...provided you determine when it [strikeout] and inform Mr. Hastings of your intention before Wednesday next, or you may take it at twenty [struck: Bushels] Dollars, per [strikeout] Bushel allowing the prise of the Market between this and Christmas: but [strikeout] if either of the [Alternatives] is agreeable to you be flo[illegible]d to signify it to Mr. Hastings by that Day mentioned on Third offer not to be conclusive upon me afterwards-.
be you take the Paper and it contains the latest I talk you from the Southernerns I now not what it.
The Enemy; Light have a [strikeout] consisting of us likely made an Envasion in [2] Jersey's and did some Mischeif but the principal Damage was the burning of [illegible] Court House. A Colonal of the Militia writes that the Officers who commanded and their privates were made Prisioners by our People, the officer was a Colonal - I give you this as I have heard it: the Prisioners had their horses shot -
Yr [illegible]
W Paca
[illegible] [illegible] [illegible]
[address leaf]
Wm Homs1ey Esqr.
[free frank] Queens Ann's County
free Maryland
W. Paca
Oct. 1779 abt his
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People: Paca, William, 1740-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceRevolutionary WarContinental ArmyCavalryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitiaMilitary HistoryPrisoner of War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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