George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Phillips Callbeck, 24 December 1775

From Phillips Callbeck

Winter Harbor, District of Maine 24 December. “I should but ill deserve the generous treatment Your Excellency has been pleased to shew me had I not gratitude to acknowledge so great a favor. . . . Fearfull I should encroach on Your Excellency’s time I have declined giving You a detail of the continued distress and persecution that has attended me since I had the Honor of taking my leave—I have made my Friend Major Frazer partly acquainted with it and requested him to watch a convenient opportunity.”1


1Callbeck was returning to Canada after being released by order of GW. See Callbeck and Thomas Wright to GW and GW to Hancock, both 7 Dec. 1775.

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