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Smith complains of poltical attacks against him and explains that he is unable to pay a debt to Clarkson. Smith was a South Carolina Congressman and U.S. diplomat.
Genl. Clarkson New York Jany. 9th 1805. Dear Sir -- I have been so tormented and engaged for several Day’s past in warding off the base attacks of Party, that I have not had it in my power to wait on you -- my note I find is due this day -- It mortifies me beyond expression to say I cannot pay it, permit me to solicit you will save me from the pain of a protest, I will call on you at 10 clock in the morning and explain why this happened, and endeavor to satisfy you, that it shall be soon arranged to your satisfaction, your goodness will persuade you to believe that it is my misfortune not my fault, that, I cannot at present embrace it -- Yours Respectfully W.L. Smith
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Smith, William Loughton, "Letter from William Loughton Smith to Mathew Clarkson, New York, 1805." (1805). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 120.
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