George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Neil Jamieson, 24 September 1771

To Neil Jamieson

Annapolis Sepr 24th 1771


At the particular request of the Honble Danl Dulany Esqr., I address this Letter to you—a certain Mr Plowman of Baltimore has, unfortunately, had his Vessel siezd by the Boston Frigate, if it should be condemnd, I have to request the favour of you to facilitate the purchase of it & render any Service you can in behalf of the proprietor1—I have no great right to take this Liberty, but you will be ⟨good⟩ enough, I hope, to excuse the freedom taken by Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington


1The Maryland Gazette (Annapolis) on 26 Sept. 1771 carried the following news item: “A Snow belonging to Baltimore, is seized below Smith’s-Point [Northumberland County, Va.] by the Boston’s Tender.” The Boston was a British man-of-war serving three years on station in American waters. Jonathan Plowman was a merchant and justice of the peace in Baltimore. On the preceding night GW dined with Daniel Dulany the Younger’s brother Lloyd Dulany (see Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:55).

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