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Sir. <br />
 
Sir. <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I this day received my appointment to be one of the judges of the federal court for hearing and determining the controversy between the states of Massachusetts and New York: and as the place assigned for holding the court is so convenient to me, i cannot decline the office.  <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I this day received my appointment to be one of the judges of the federal court for hearing and determining the controversy between the states of Massachusetts and New York: and as the place assigned for holding the court is so convenient to me, i cannot decline the office.  <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;If you think it proper in me to desire the agents of the contending parties to furnish me with a short, state of the dispute between them, i beg the favour of you, Sir, to foreward to them the letter accompanying this otherwise to destroy it.  <br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;If you think it proper in me to desire the agents of the contending parties to furnish me with a short state of the dispute between them, i beg the favour of you, Sir, to forward to them the letter accompanying this otherwise to destroy it.  <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;With profound veneration for the august body, in which you preside, i have the honour to be, <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;With profound veneration for the august body, in which you preside, i have the honour to be, <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sir, <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sir, <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Your most obedient servant<br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;your most obedient servant<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;G. Wythe<br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;G. Wythe.<br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Williamsburg<br />
 
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;23 febr. 1785. <br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;23 Febr. 1785  <br />
 
His Excellency<br />
 
His Excellency<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mr. Lee president of Congress.  <br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mr Lee president of congress.  <br />
  
 
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Letter 23 Febry 1785<br />
 
Letter 23 Febry 1785<br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Geo. Wythe<br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Geo. Wythe<br />
Read 18 March 1785. <br />
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Read 18 March 1785. &mdash; <br />
Accepting Office of Judge for Feder. Court- <br />
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Accepting Office of Judge for Fedl. Court &mdash; <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mess. the of NYork<br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mess. the of NYork &mdash;<br />
  
 
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Revision as of 10:37, 5 February 2015

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"Wythe to R. H. Lee, 23 February 1785, pg 1." Image from The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.

Sir.
    I this day received my appointment to be one of the judges of the federal court for hearing and determining the controversy between the states of Massachusetts and New York: and as the place assigned for holding the court is so convenient to me, i cannot decline the office.
    If you think it proper in me to desire the agents of the contending parties to furnish me with a short state of the dispute between them, i beg the favour of you, Sir, to forward to them the letter accompanying this otherwise to destroy it.
    With profound veneration for the august body, in which you preside, i have the honour to be,
                   Sir,
                        your most obedient servant
                             G. Wythe.
                             Williamsburg
                             23 Febr. 1785
His Excellency
    Mr Lee president of congress.

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"Wythe to R. H. Lee, 23 February 1785, pg 2." Image from The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.

Letter 23 Febry 1785
    Geo. Wythe
Read 18 March 1785. —
Accepting Office of Judge for Fedl. Court —
    Mess. the of NYork —