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Stephen Moyland to Matthew Thornton

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STEPHEN MOYLAN TO MATTHEW THORNTON.

Cambridge, February 7, 1775.

SIR: As you presided at the honourable Convention, when a complaint was made against Colonel John Stark, by his Excellency' s command, I address myself to you upon that subject. A Court of Inquiry has been held, in the process of which Colonel Stark has seen that he was very blameable, and sent an acknowledgment of his fault in writing, which I have the honour to enclose you. His Excellency wishes that this may prove satisfactory to the members of your honourable Congress, as the Colonel is a good officer, who understands and does his duty; but if you, and the gentlemen who have been ill treated upon this occasion, insist that he should be brought to a trial by Court-Martial, his Excellency will, on receipt of your answer to this, order one to try this affair; though, as I before mentioned, it would give his Excellency great satisfaction that it was made up in an amicable manner.

I have the honour to be, sir, your most obedient servant,

STEPHEN MOYLAN, P˙ T˙ S.

To the Hon˙ Matthew Thornton, Esq˙, President, &c.

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