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Timothy Pickering to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., 20 November 1795

Timothy Pickering to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr.

Novr 20. 1795.

The Secretary of War received yesterday the inclosed letter from Mr Kinlock, desiring the extract from Mr Huger’s letter might be laid before the President: you will have the goodness to present it.1

Captain Kalteisen, who is an old officer now in the corps of artillery & who has been commanding at Fort Johnson, in Charleston Harbour, being in town, wishes very much to pay his respects to the President, before he returns to Charleston: If the President accedes to his wishes be pleased to inform me at what hour to-morrow morning it will be convenient to wait on him.

T. Pickering


1Pickering enclosed Francis Kinloch’s letter to him of 6 Nov. (MHi: Pickering Papers). Kinloch enclosed a copy of a letter of 24 June from his nephew Francis Kinloch Huger to Huger’s mother (Kinloch’s sister), Mary Esther Kinloch Huger, in which Huger, freed from imprisonment, discussed his involvement in the unsuccessful effort to free Lafayette from prison (MHi: Pickering Papers). Kinloch wrote: “that the attempt did not succeed, seems to have arisen from circumstances, which no human prudence could obviate, & which in no degree diminish the merit of those who were concern’d in it: if such should be also your opinion Sir, I beg of you to lay the enclosed before the President, who will, I hope, be pleas’d with the spirit & resolution displayed upon the occasion, & who will, I am sure, be glad to know that the American name is so respectable at Olmutz.” Kinloch previously had written to GW on this subject (see GW to Pickering, 23 Sept.).

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