George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Remington, January 1797

c.January 1797

The Humble Petition of Thomas Remington native of South America sends Greeting—that your Petitioner after having Experienced a great many Misfortunes & disappointments in this unknown part of the Continent—and from frequent Applications to Merchants in this City for Employment—find that Notwithstanding all my Exertions there is not the smallest Probability of my getting into any Sittuation for a Support and having been evinced of your Humanity towards Strangers in distress and my Sittuation becoming truly serious I have been induced from the above motives to Petition your Excellency to afford me some Employment as a domestic in your Family or Recommend me to some Gentleman for Employment where I may be Enabl’d to gain an Honest Livehood and nothing shall be wanting on the part of your Petitioner to give every Sattisfaction in his Power to his Employer and Regulate his Conduct with the Strictest—Sobriety Honesty, and Integrity and I flatter myself your Excellency’s Humanity will point out to you the Honor of bestowing on your Petitioner some proof of Charity which none can with more propriety Humbly Petition for and in full Consideration of Your Honors services towards dependant and Distress’d Strangers I humbly pray that you will take into Consideration my Unfortunate Sittuation and relieve your Petitioner from Dellamies truly Pittiable and as in duty your Humble Petitioner will every pray.

Signed Thomas Remington

DNA: RG 59--State Department.

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