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No Secret Motives

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Document Information
Date May 17, 1796
Author Name James Thomas Callender (primary) Location: Baltimore
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Callender informs McHenry that the communications he handed to Mr. Edwards are from General Wayne, and that he transcribed them a year ago. The series of interrogatories is entirely misplaced. There is nothing secret about the particulars, and he should have asked him directly.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; James Thomas Callender; Mr. Edwards; General Anthony Wayne; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Baltimore; ;
Keywords motive; communications; secret; series of interrogatories; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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Baltimore 17 May, 1796.

Sir

I handed to Mr. Edwards some
Communications from General Wayne.
He, this day, in your name, asks the
Source of my information.
The papers were transcribed by
myself above a year ago, but not from
your office; So that the Series of interoga
tories is entirely misplaced.
The particulars are not a Secret in
Philadelphia, and had an enquiry been
made with frankness, it would have met with a frank return, for there
are no motives to Concealment,
either on the part of myself, or of
the Gentleman who transmitted the
means of information
I am [undecipherable]
[undecipherable] Thomson Callender