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Letter to Earl of Stirling explaining does not have a response before talking to Congress, and admiring obedience displayed by those who captured James Merehandize, signed Henry Laurens as President of Congress, dated October 25, 1778.
Philadelphia 25th October 1778 My Lords Your favor of the 21st was brought to me late last Evening, the bearer of it expressed some anxiety to return without delay, & as I shall not have an opportunity for laying it before Congress till to morrow ten oclock I think it best to indulge him. When Congress lay their commands on me Your Lordship shall be informed __ in the mean time I cannot refrain from expression my admiration of the Liberality & obedience, displayed in the conduct of those persons who had captured Mr. James Merehandize, by their gentle surrender of them _ I have the honor to be with great Respect & Esteem My Lord Your Lordship’s Obedient & most hum. Servt. Henry Laurens, President of Congress The Right Honorable the East of Stirling New Jersey
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Henry Laurens, Earl of Stirling, James Merehandize, New Jersey, Philadelphia, congress, surrender, capture, 1778.
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Laurens, Henry, "Henry Laurens letter to Earl of St" (1778). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 80.