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John Lansing, Jun., to James Duane

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JOHN LANSING, JUN˙, TO JAMES DUANE.

Saratoga, November 30th, 1776.

SIR: I find my name on the list of officers for the new levies as a Lieutenant. As it is to you and Mr˙ Yates I can only be indebted for this appointment, I beg leave to tender you my best and sincerest acknowledgments for your kind intervention in my favour; and though I shall decline accepting the commission, as General Schuyler has been pleased to honour me with the office of Secretary, yet I shall ever retain the most grateful sense of this, as well as the many other obligations you have repeatedly laid me under.

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

JOHN LANSING, JUN.

To the Honourable James Duane, Esq.

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