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Thomas Gage was commander-in-chief of British Forces in America from 1763 to 1775. This is a letter to Captain Andrew Simpson, 1769.
Dear Sir, It gives me very great pleasure to learn by your letter of 26th of August, which I received only a few days ago, that you have a Prospect of getting a majority, and shall be very happy to learn it is completed. But much anguish? That you give up your Intentions to retire on the half Day, if it is on my account only that you have formed such a Project. I am surprised at what you say concerning your late Major Lorber?, not that he should demand more than the regulated Price but that he should have Leave to seel at his own Price. If you had petitioned I presume he would not have been allowed more than the Price fixed by the King. Your friends here are well, and all rejoiced to hear that you are ? and I have many compliments to humble you with. This you by Wm ? Hemble who will probably see you if you should be in London when he arrives there. I am with great ? & regard, Dear Sir, your most obediant humble servant, Jho. Gage
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Thomas Gage, Andrew Simpson, New York, letter, 1769
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Gage, Thomas, "Thomas Gage letter to Andrew Simpson" (1769). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 72.