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    George Clinton Letter Signed, "Geo Clinton." Two pages (of a bifolium), 7.25" x 9", New York, New York; January 9, 1785. Letter by Clinton (1739-1812), as governor of New York, to William Paca (1740-1799), Governor of Maryland, regarding a pirated ship that resides in Baltimore, Maryland. The letter reads, in part,

    "Yesterday Tobias DeBurgh charged with the commission of a Piratical Act was apprehended in this City. It appears from his Examination that a certain Francis Hughes who was lately Master of a Schooner...was the Principal Offender, and that this Vessel which was piratically taken from the Owner is now in Baltimore in your state....I have therefore taken the liberty of transmitting to your Excellency copies of the Examination of DeBurgh and other Papers on this subject that you may be enabled to direct such Measures as shall be judged most proper."

    Condition: Letter has horizontal folds, both of which have been repaired by tape; there is also tape along the crease of letter; black gall ink has left impressions on other side of page, without affecting text. Overall good.

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