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Sending a Vessel to the Isle of France

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CollectionMaryland Historical Society: McHenry Family Papers MS #647 view image
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Document Information
Date September 15, 1799
Author Name Richard Caton (primary) Location: Baltimore
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Not knowing Mr. Pickering, Caton solicits McHenry's assistance in obtaining a permit to send a vessel to "the Isle of France."
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Richard Caton; Mr. Pickering; ;
Related Places Baltimore;
Keywords voyage; agitations and restrictions; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Balt. 15 September 1799
Richard Caton
solicits the interest of the Secre-tary of War in obtaining a permit to send a
vessel to the Isle of France
Baltimore 15th= Septt 1799
I am informed that Government has licensed one or more vessels to go to the Isle of
France, and that they will probably find it convenient to grant a like permission
to three----
Not having the pleasure of personal acquaintance with Mr. Pickering I beg the favor
of you to ask him for me, if it be practicable to obtain permission for vessel
belonging the Mres. J. McFadouk and myself, to make a voyage to the Isle of France - subjecting the vessel to such (indecipherable) and restrictions as government
may point out -- I am with great respect
DJ - yr (indecipherable)
Richd. Caton
James McHenry Secretary at War