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Ralph Inman to Elizabeth [Murray] Inman, 30 July 1775, J. M. Robbins Papers, courtesy Massachusetts Historical Society. Page 1


Brush hill July ye 30th 1775

Dear Sir

I had the pleasure of yours at
the Lines yesterday with a note wherin you say
you did not deliver Mrs Hoopers letter, the day Mrs
Forbes was at the Lines with it she expected to
meet Anne & had a message for her for a key to
that letter but she was disapointed in not seeing
her the message she will write you. In my last
I told you I was planing night & day, these plans
were well meant & not selfish however as they do not suit
you I rest satisfied, If you had given Mrs Hooper
the letter & told her you wou’d be glad she wou’d
stay in town till I cou’d come in, She wou’d certainly
have done it, & according to my desire she might
have sent for fresh meat I am sure it woud have
been granted as G Washington says he will do
every thing in his Power to serve her. Words
cannot describe my astonishment when I recieved
your message, it was if Mrs Hooper came out of
town you wou’d go to London with Mr & Mrs Rowe,
If this is a return for the many anxious & fatiguing
days I have had I leave it to your better Judgement
& will endeavour to submit. To save you from every
anxienty that is in my power to prevent I in close
your order on Clark & Nightengale as you say in
your note “RI has received but little money
“since he came to town he has been oblig’d to draw
“for his own wants and waits to receive his
“account curent from lanes House to see if he is
“intitled to draw for the Providence the sum which

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