Bradford, John (fl. 1777) to Esek Hopkins
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.412.07 Author/Creator: Bradford, John (fl. 1777) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 January 1777 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25 x 19.2 cm.
Bradford discusses a matter involving Mr. Southouse. States "I think tho he had been a Revenue officer (wch I find he is not) I shou'd thought my self Justifiable to have given him what he Claimd being no more than his furniture as its Characteristic for Americans to be generous; Which from the new Connection I have had the pleasure to have with you." Requests Hopkins, Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy 1775-1778, to intervene on behalf of Southouse. Mentions Captain Hoysted Hacker. In a post script, states "I find your officers have been misinform'd regarding the money said to on board the Mellish, its not probable Government wou'd send money in such a ship when under convoy of a kings ship, and poor Mr. Southouse is ready to dictate on oath he knew nothing of any money being on board."
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