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[[File:WythetoRHLee23Feb1785p1.jpg|right|thumb|300px|<p>"Wythe to R. H. Lee, 23 February 1785, pg 1." Image from ''The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.''</p>]]
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==Letter text==
 
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[[File:WythetoRHLee23Feb1785p1.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Wythe to R. H. Lee, 23 February 1785, pg 1." Image from ''The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.''</p>]]
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<blockquote>
Sir. <br />
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Sir.  
&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 />
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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 />
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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.   
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;With profound veneration for the august body, in which you preside, i have the honour to be, <br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sir, <br />
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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.   
&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; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;G. Wythe.<br />
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With profound veneration for the august body, in which you preside, i have the honour to be,  
&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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Sir, <br />
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your most obedient servant<br />
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[[George Wythe|G. Wythe]].<br />
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Williamsburg<br />
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23 Febr. 1785   
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His Excellency<br />
 
His Excellency<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mr Lee president of congress.  <br />
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Mr Lee president of congress.   
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</blockquoter>
  
 
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[[File:WythetoRHLee23Feb1785p2.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Wythe to R. H. Lee, 23 February 1785, pg 2." Image from ''The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.''</p>]]
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[[File:WythetoRHLee23Feb1785p2.jpg|right|thumb|250px|<p>"Wythe to R. H. Lee, 23 February 1785, pg 2." Image from ''The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.''</p>]]
Letter 23 Febry 1785<br />
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<blockquote>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Geo. Wythe<br />
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Letter 23 Febry 1785
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[[George Wythe|Geo. Wythe]]<br />
 
Read 18 March 1785. &mdash; <br />
 
Read 18 March 1785. &mdash; <br />
 
Accepting Office of Judge for Fedl. Court &mdash; <br />
 
Accepting Office of Judge for Fedl. Court &mdash; <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mess. the of NYork &mdash;<br />
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Mess. the of NYork &mdash;
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</blockquoter>
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==See also==
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*[[Richard Henry Lee to Wythe, 20 May 1777]]
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*[[Wythe to Richard Henry Lee, 24 August 1777]]
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*[[Wythe to Richard Henry Lee, 18 October 1777]]
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*[[Richard Henry Lee to Wythe, 19 October 1777]]
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*[[Wythe to Richard Henry Lee, 6 November 1777]]
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*[[Wythe to Richard Henry Lee, 1 August 1778]]
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*[[Richard Henry Lee to Wythe, 28 February 1783]]
  
 
[[Category:Letters from Wythe]]
 
[[Category:Letters from Wythe]]
 
[[Category:PROOFED]]
 
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Revision as of 21:32, 3 July 2015

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

Letter text

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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. </blockquoter>

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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 — </blockquoter>

See also