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Gerry signed the Declaration of Independence, was a delegate to the Continental Convention, was governor of Massachusetts, and Vice President of the U.S.
Cambridge 18th Oct. 1811 My dear Madam, I received your letters of the 30th of Sept, expressive of sentiments of feelings, which honored their amiable source. The statement enclosed, proceeding as I fully believe from a man of honor; & I regret, that circumstances beyond my control have existed, which rendered impossible a compliance with your wishes in their instance a full communication shall be made, at our next interview. Accept the mere regards of Mrs. Gerry, myself, & family, present them to Mr. Morton, & be assured, I am ever you respected & ? friend E. Gerry PS. The “statement” was immediately communicated to the Council Mrs. Morton
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Elbridge Gerry, Mrs. Morton, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Gerry, Elbridge, "Elbridge Gerry writes to Mrs. Morton and communicates regrets and that a message has been conveyed. Cambridge, Mass., 1811." (1811). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 123.
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