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[[George Wythe]] tells Governor [[Wikipedia: Benjamin Harrison V| Benjamin Harrison]] that he is happy to take on his role assigned by Harrison's board; however, he asks to be excused from having to supervise the impression and correct typographical errors.  Wythe makes mention of a letter Harrison sent to him that said every judge of the [[Wikipedia: Virginia Court of Chancery| chancery]] should be employed.  Wythe asks if Harrison would like him to pass on the information to [[Wikipedia: John Blair Jr.| John Blair]], another judge on the Court of Chancery.
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==Letter text==
 
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With unfeigned alacrity, Sir, and utterly regardless of any pecuniary satisfaction, I shall be ready to undertake my part of the business assigned to us by your honourable board, as far as I can perform it.  But if, that I should supervise the impression, in order to correct any typographical errors, be meant by the vote, from attending this duly, I must beg to be excused. It is intended as I understand by your letter, Sir, that every judge of the chancery should <br />
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With unfeigned alacrity, Sir, and utterly regardless of any pecuniary satisfaction, I shall be ready to undertake my part of the business assigned to us by your honourable board, as far as I can perform it.  But if, that I should supervise the impression, in order to correct any typographical errors, be meant by the vote, from attending this duly, I must beg to be excused. It is intended, as I understand by your letter, Sir, that every judge of the chancery should
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be employed.  If so, do you wish me to communicate your letter to mr Blair?  Perhaps you have written him. I am,
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Sir, <br />
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your obed serv. <br />
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[[George Wythe|G. Wythe]]. <br />
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Williamsburg, <br />
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24 June 1783
  
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be employed.  If so, do you wish me to communicate your letter to mr Blair?  Perhaps you have written him. I am, <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sir, <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; your obed serv. <br />
 
&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; Williamsburg, <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 24 June 1783 <br />
 
 
His Excellency <br />
 
His Excellency <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor Harrison <br />
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Governor Harrison <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Richmond <br />
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Richmond <br />
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==See also==
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*[[Wythe and Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Harrison, 18 June 1779]]
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*[[Wythe & the Inhabitants of Williamsburg, VA to Benjamin Harrison, July 1783]]
  
 
[[Category:Letters from Wythe]]
 
[[Category:Letters from Wythe]]
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[[Category:Letters and Papers]]
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[[Category:Wythe's Signature]]

Latest revision as of 16:32, 10 March 2018

George Wythe tells Governor Benjamin Harrison that he is happy to take on his role assigned by Harrison's board; however, he asks to be excused from having to supervise the impression and correct typographical errors. Wythe makes mention of a letter Harrison sent to him that said every judge of the chancery should be employed. Wythe asks if Harrison would like him to pass on the information to John Blair, another judge on the Court of Chancery.

"Wythe To Benjamin Harrison, 24 June 1783." Image from the New York Public Library: Archives & Manuscripts, The Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Virginia.

Letter text

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With unfeigned alacrity, Sir, and utterly regardless of any pecuniary satisfaction, I shall be ready to undertake my part of the business assigned to us by your honourable board, as far as I can perform it. But if, that I should supervise the impression, in order to correct any typographical errors, be meant by the vote, from attending this duly, I must beg to be excused. It is intended, as I understand by your letter, Sir, that every judge of the chancery should

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"Wythe To Benjamin Harrison, 24 June 1783." Image from the New York Public Library: Archives & Manuscripts, The Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Virginia.

be employed. If so, do you wish me to communicate your letter to mr Blair? Perhaps you have written him. I am,

Sir,
your obed serv.
G. Wythe.
Williamsburg,
24 June 1783

His Excellency
Governor Harrison
Richmond

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