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Letter from Henry Eustace McCulloh to Edmund Fanning
McCulloh, Henry Eustace, d. ca. 1810
August 04, 1770
Volume 08, Pages 224-225

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Henry E. McCulloh to Col: Edm: Fanning,

London 4th Augt 1770.

Dear Sir,

I this day meet your letter of the 23d April last, desiring me to procure Serj: Glynn's or Mr Dunning's Opinion of your case, so as to be forwarded to you by the 22d Sept. That in the nature of things, is now impossible;—those gentlemen being at this time, absent on the Circuit.—They will return in 4 or 5 weeks, when the Opinion shall be procured & forwarded with all possible dispatch. The Vessel by which this goes, sails on the 6th.

I had warm hopes that the Opinions sent you, would have prevailed fully in your favor, as to the quo animo, the Criminaliter et Scienter of your Case, they are most strong & clear in your favour and exculpation; and surely in the Case before us, no Man's opinion can have equal weight & authority with that of the Attorney-General of England.

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I have no doubt the Court will be pleased to continue this Advisari such reasonable time as to allow the Opinion desired, to reach you.

I am Sir Your Obed: Servant