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Letter from Allan MacDonald to [Allen Jones?]
MacDonald, Allan, d. 1792?
May 02, 1776
Volume 11, Pages 295-296

[Letter from Allen McDonald.]


Your kind favor I had by Mr. Ugin(?) with the Virginia money enclosed, which shall be paid if ever I retourn with thanks, if not I shall take care to order payment. Colonel Eliot who came here to receive the prisoners Confined the General and me under a guard and sentries to a Roome; this he imputes to the Congress of North Carolina's not letting Brigadier Lewes (who commands at Williamsburg) know of our being on parole by your permission when at Halifax. If an opportunity afford, it would add to our happiness to write some thing to the above purpose to some of the Congress here with directions (if such can be done) to forward said orders after us. I have also been depressed of the horse I held, and hath little chance of getting another. To walk on foot is what I never can do the length of Philadelphia. What you can do in the above different affairs will be adding to your former favours. Hoping

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you will pardon freedom wrote in a hurry I am with real Esteem and respect

Honble Sir,
Your very obedt. Servt.

May 2nd 1776