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To George Washington from Samuel Smith, 25 May 1795

From Samuel Smith

Balte [Md.] 25th May 1795

Sir,

The Inclosed was this Moment deliv⟨er⟩d me by Capt. Buchanan of the Pomona just Arrived from Hallifax1—I receivd it Open.

My Money on Board the Pomona was Cleared in the Court of Admiralty at Hallifax, owing I have every reason to believe to the Letters of Mr Hammond.2 I am sir, your Obedt servt

S. Smith

ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.

1The enclosure from Capt. Boyd Buchanan has not been identified.

2British minister George Hammond’s letters have not been identified. On 21 May, Hammond notified Secretary of State Edmund Randolph that he would transmit to the lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia a copy of a letter Randolph had written to him earlier that day concerning the Pomona incident, to “obtain information respecting the circumstances of which you complain” (DNA: RG 59, Notes from the British Legation). For Randolph’s letter to Hammond of 21 May, see DNA: RG 59, Domestic Letters.

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