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Proceedings of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Committee


Sunday morning, August 4, 1776.

SIR: My negro boy is confined in jail through the ambition of one of our neighbours; and as all the men are marched to the camp, belonging to my family, and my sons and companies of men must be entertained in publick houses, we are in a great need of the negro if he could be released and sent home. I would be willing to go under any obligations that could in justice be required for his good behaviour. But the bearer, Mr˙ Douglass, one of our Committee, will inform you of the matter more fully.

I am, with respect, sir, your humble servant,

To William Atlee, Esq˙, Chairman of the Committee.