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Letter from the Maryland Delegates


A Letter from Thomas Johnson, Jun˙, Samuel Chase, and William Paca, Delegates for the Colony of Maryland, dated the 20th instant, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Philadelphia, September 20, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: George Nicholson came a stranger into Annapolis, in Maryland, about two years ago, in the character, we believe, of a doctor, in a ship which imported servants. He remained in Annapolis and its neighbourhood till lately; he was amongst the first to enrol himself into a Company of Militia last winter, and has uniformly, as far as we have ever understood, expressed himself friendly to the cause of American liberty. As to his veracity or moral character, though he is personally known to each of us, neither of us know of any thing remarkable or particular on either side.

We are, Gentlemen, with the greatest respect, your most obedient servants,


P˙ S. Be pleased to have the enclosed letter delivered by a safe hand; it is an answer to his to Mr˙ Johnson."