Adams Papers

From John Adams to Francis Godolphin Osborne, 25 September 1787

Grosvr. sqre: Septr. 25th: 1787.

My Lord—

I do myself the Honour to incolose to your Lordship, a Letter from mr. Draper, a respectable Character among the people in the this Country usually called Loyalists in favour of Richard Draper Green, born & educated in Boston who about 3 months ago entered on board the Non-Pareil. Capt. Cushing of Boston then bound for London, in which ship & under which Master he lately arrived here. On Saturday last he was forcibly taken from the said ship and carried on Board the Tender now lying at Long reach.

The Young Mans family, my lord were well known to me, as my old neighbours in Boston and there is no doubt of the factssett forth in Mrs: Draper’s Letter. it is my duty my Lord, to claim in behalf of this young Man, the rights of a Citizen of the United States of America, and to request your Lordship’s kind interposition to obtain his Liberty—with great respect &c—


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