Letter, from George Bateman, December 1792

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Title

Letter, from George Bateman, December 1792

Creator

George Bateman

Source

Fields, Joseph E. 'Worthy Partner': The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994

Publisher

Greenwood Press

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Type

Published version of manuscript document

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Rights Holder

George Washington Papers, Library of Congress

Citation

Fields, Joseph E. 'Worthy Partner': The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.

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Madam                                                                     (December 1792)

The tender feelings of humanity which generally governs people of your Rank in life, has lead me to apply to you on behalf of the Bearer (my wife). She lived for several years as attendant to the Countess of Orkney & Inchiquin (deceased). I have been bred to the Land Surveying Business, am a perfect Accomplant, and have a Letter of Thomas Lea, Esqr recommendatory - We are from Europe several months - have sufficient Vouchers of our Proper conduct there. I have endeavoured to secure myself employment in Philadelphia, but am disappointed in every Application. I humbly Sollicit yr Excellency to interest yourself in behalf of yr Addressers by getting me any small employment to enable me to keep her from distress. I am with the most profound Respect

Yr Excellency's most Hble
Obedt Servt
George Bateman

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Autograph Letter Signed

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How to Cite this Item

George Bateman, "Letter, from George Bateman, December 1792," in Martha Washington, Item #466, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/466 (accessed March 25, 2017).