George Washington Papers

Enclosure I: Charles Williamson to George Clinton, 26 November 1793

Enclosure I

Charles Williamson to George Clinton

Bath Ontario County 26 Novr 1793


I have the Honor to inclose you an Affidavit taken before me as a Magestrate of this County—as the outrage complained of has been attended with the most distressing consequences to some of the sufferers, and a most dangerous Precident to the safety of the Settlers on this Frontier—I thought it my duty to lay it before your Excellency.

As I consider this unwarantable stretch of Local power on the part of the British goverment—as a gross insult to the goverment of the United States—I took the liberty of transmitting to Mr Jefferson a Copy of the Affidavit enclosed to your Excellency—requesting of him to lay it before the President of the United States.

That spirited Exertion which has ever marked your Excellencys goverment will I hope on this Occasion lead you to recommend to the Executive of the United States such measures as will at once put an end to such Authorised Insults and show to the goverment of Upper Canada that however insignificant they may suppose the County of Ontario—that its Inhabitants have the Honor of living under a free goverment that will protect its Citizens from Insult—I have the Honor to be with great esteem Sir your most Obet and humble Sert

Chas Williamson


Copy, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.

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