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William Pinkney Letter, 1798 June 6
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One of three manuscript documents relating to the workings of the Seizure Commission, which began meeting in London well before the Debt Commission began meeting in Philadelphia: long letter (nineteen pages on folio sheets) by William Pinkney, a Maryland lawyer, diplomat, and politician, and a member of the Seizure Commission, dated London, June 6, 1798. Pinkney's letter describes the workings of the Seizure Commission, and gives a lengthy account of its consideration of the case of the seizure of an American ship, the Sally.
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From the personal papers of Samuel Sitgreaves.
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William Pinkney Letter; Jay's Treaty Collection, C1418, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
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- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1