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Wm. Nourse fr Wm. Nourse (cousin) 9/11/1781 Copy in part of a letter from Wm Nourse Dear Cousin I received a Letter yesterday from Mr Harley with one enclosed from Mr Stephens, the Sce'y of the Admiralty to him, which says, that, " you being taken in an American armed ship, are committed by the civil magistrate, therefore cannot have an order for your Parole from that Board," I wrote yesterday to Mr Fouace to desire he will enquire & let me know what method I can take to procure your release, and I as soon as I am informed I will set about it, perhaps some of your country men in the same line of life as yourself may have gotten their parole, if any of them have do you enquire how they procured it & acquaint me with the method. I am dear Will Your's affectionately Wm. Nourse Weston Sept. ye 11th 1781 to Wm. Nourse, R.N. *This letter is on same piece of paper as the June 6, 1787 [1781?] letter from Joseph Nourse to his brother Will Nourse -- on the other side. *this note was in the original record but is not consistent with the object.
Location:2715 Q St. NW,District Of Columbia,Washington,20007