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Pitch Your Tent with Me While You Remain in Our City

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CollectionSouth Caroliniana Collection: Robert Goodloe Harper view image
MicrofilmMassachusetts Historical Society: Benjamin Lincoln Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date September 26, 1796
Author Name William Jackson (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Benjamin Lincoln (primary) Location: Boston
Summary Jackson invites General Lincoln to stay with him when he visits Philadelphia during the winter. Jackson has enjoyed Lincolnís hospitality and friendship over many years and wishes to be able to extend the same courtesy at this opportunity.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups General Benjamin Lincoln; William Jackson; Mr. Bingham; Lincoln family; Mrs. Lincoln; ;
Related Places Boston; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords health; visit; friend; barrel of the best spermaceti oil; lamps; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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August 26th, 1796
Philadelphia September 26, 1796
Rejoice my dear General, to learn from
Mr. Bingham that your health is even
better than usual, and that you propose
making a visit to Philadelphia in the
course of the winter. [undecipherable] the
freedom of inviting you to pitch your tent
with me while you remain in our city-
a good bed, a clean fire side, a wholesome
ration, and a most affectionate welcome
await you. It is unnecessary to say
that there exists no Being with whom
I can more gladly and gratefully share
the comforts I enjoy, than with you
my ever respected and beloved friend.
Come, then,
and enable me to repay a mite of that
mass of goodness which I have received
at your hands - and if any of your
family are hapning this way tell them
that they will make me happy by a
call, and by taking a bed at my house.
Let me have an opportunity of
demonstrating to all your friends, who
come to Philadelphia, my respect
for your introduction of them.
Make my best compliments
acceptable to Mrs. Lincoln, and to
the family - and believe me with
heartfelt affection.
Your ever faithful,
W Jackson
Will it be in your way to get one
of your friends, on whom you can rely
to ship me a barrel of the best [undecipherable]
oil for chamber lamps [undecipherable]
pray you to do so.
W J.