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Report of the Committee of the Congress on Mr. Macpherson' s Letter


The Committee to whom the within Letter was referred , beg leave to report: That they have examined the subscriber thereof respecting the contents, who alleged that he had a promise of being appointed Commander-in-Chief of the American Navy by Messrs˙ Randolph, Hopkins, and Rutledge, (a Committee of Congress,) to whom he communicated an important secret, but he produced no evidence in support of such allegation; and your Committee having inquired of Governour Hopkins about this promise, in the presence of Mr˙ Macpherson, he declared he recollected nothing of the kind:

Therefore, Resolved, That the application is unreasonable.