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To George Washington from Philemon Dickinson, 2 May 1781

Philadelphia 2d May 1781

Dear sir,

Doctor Jones, a Relation, & very particular Friend of mine, who has the honor of being known to you, & whose Principles in the present controversy, have been uniformly in favor of the Liberties of America—has a Brother Mr Evan Jones, who made a very considerable Settlement at Pensacola, before the commencement of this Dispute—the whole of which, he has lately sacrificed to the American cause.

He is a Gentleman, & a man of honor, & has given the most convincing proofs, of his inviolable attachment to our cause, by his late sacrifice.

He wishes, to have his Principles, & Connections made known, to Lieutenant General Don Bernardo de Galvez, the Spanish Governor & Commander in Chief, by your Excellency, who Mr Evan Jones say’s, would think himself honor’d, by the receipt of a letter from you.

My personal & intimate acquaintance with Mr E. Jones, whom I esteem as a Relation & Friend, much apologize to you, for this Liberty.

If you are of Opinion, there is no impress in a compliance with this request, I shall esteem it a favor conferr’d on a Person, who has the honor to subscribe himself, with the greatest respect, Dear sir, Your most Obt Servt

Philemon Dickinson

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