Wythe to Edmund Pendleton, 18 November 1776

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In a letter written to the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates Edmund Pendleton, George Wythe says that he has to do what is best for his countrymen before he will return to assist in revising laws.

"Wythe To Edmund Pendleton, 18 November 1776." Image from the New York Public Library: Archives & Manuscripts, The Declaration of Independence.

Letter text

Page 1

Philadelphia 18 Nov 1776

Sir,

I am in receipt of your letter of the 22 [?]. It is the part of my countrymen to say when I shall return to assist in revising the laws; it is mine to obey. With most profound respect, I am,

Sir

Your humble Serv.
G. Wythe.

The Honble. Edmund Pendleton

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"Wythe To Edmund Pendleton, 18 November 1776." Image from the New York Public Library: Archives & Manuscripts, The Declaration of Independence.

The Honorable
Edmund Pendleton, esq.
Speaker of the house of delegates
Virginia

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