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Oblige a Distressed Female

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Rev War Service Claims Files, RG217 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Rev War Service Claims Files, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date October 8, 1795
Author Name Sally Greaton (primary)
Recipient Name Timothy Pickering (primary)
Summary She has been deprived of her small stipend in order to pay Mr. Greaton's debts, which has been extremely difficult for her. She asks that Pickering give her some money to relieve her distress.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Encloses a letter to Mr. Greaton.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Timothy Pickering; Sally Greaton; Richard H. Greaton; children; ;
Related Places Boston; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords letter; money; pay; distress; small stipend; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Sally Greaton
received 14 october
anss 14 October

The Hon. Timothy Pickering Esq.
secretary at War
Boston October 8th 1795


Wishing to convay a letter, - to Mr Greaton & knowing no
way I could with so much safty am addressing a few lines
to you - The motive I hope will epologize for the freedom
I take - or I likewise wish to inform you that the money
they have kept back from me will move them pay the
debt Mr Greaton has contracted at the office - it is impossible
for me to discribe, Mr Tentress what I experience in being
deprived of the small stipend which I with difficulty
received for myself and children - God alone knows what
I can do without their can be some arrangments made
for my [undecipherable] life - I have experienced your goodness in the
troble you have all readdy taken in my affairs - hope
that your hummanity will still excite you to relise if
possible my destress by letting me have some money
from the office - by so doing will oblige a destressed
female and render her ever gratefull -

Your most obed servant

Sally Greaton