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Complaint about Public Horses Feeding in Private Corn Field

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Ltrs to Sec State, RG45 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Ltrs to Sec State, RG45 view image
Document Information
Date November 12, 1791
Author Name Robert Bentham (primary)
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Complains that the public horses feed in his corn fields every night at a considerable loss to him. Requests assistance.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Robert Bentham;
Related Places corn field; ;
Keywords horses; corn; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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Letter
from Rob Bentham
Recd Nov. 12 1791
[stamp] Received from State Dep't.
Nov. 24 1894
R.P.O.401310
To Coln Hodgden QMG
Dear Sir,
I understand that the publick horsis Lays in my Corn feald avery night and that must bee attended with Consedarbel Loss to me - I make no dout but the peopel ho hes the Charge of them Don't Cair aney thing about it or thay would have tolde me of it -If I was abel to get out of the hous It should not bee the Cais - So I have nobody but you to apply to ho gesheel will not alow of aney such on justice -
from your friend and all ways Ready to serve -
Robert Ben
To Coln Hodgdon LMG