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For the purpose of settling my affairs in my native state (Maryland) I obtained a furlough in October last ’till the 20th. instant, from Major Jackson. Tho’ I have paid the most unremitted attention to the object of my Journey, I have not been abl e , entirely, to effect it. I therefore, take the liberty to sollicit of you, a further indulgence of ten days, which, if you will do me the honor...
William Worsted, a deserter from Fort Pinckney, was apprehended a few days ago, and delivered to me—I have had him confined in the Jail of New-Castle, subject to your Order. I have the honor to be, Sir, Yr most obt. Servt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Many reasons as well as the unexpected lengthening time of my Captivity enduces me to take the liberty of addressing you on a Subject the propriety of which I must leave to your Judgement. Freedom from being a Prisoner , is the ultimate of my request, and as this great indulgence I conceive lyes entirely with yr Excellency, I must beg your attention one moment—to my reasons for this...