No Good News from the Seat of Government

Item

Title

No Good News from the Seat of Government

Description

Wilkinson argued for Nicholson but there are strong prejudices against him. Nicholson's rank and emoluments will be preserved.

year created

1799

month created

11

day created

06

sent from location

New York

recipient

in image

notable person/group

James Wilkinson
Captain Nicholson
family

notable location

New York
Norfolk
Mississippi
Seat of Government
Maryland

notable item/thing

prejudices
capture
good news
rank and emoluments

notable phrase

the building of the 74 will not be hurried

document number

1799110690055

transcription

Gen.l Wilkinson to
S.N.
Novr. 6th 99
A New York Nov`r. 6th 1799
My dear Sir
Tomorrow I leave this place for Norfolk, where I embark for the Mississippi. I have been to the seat of Government & have urged your interests, but I find strong prejudices prevail on account of the capture which you made & the consequences which ensued. In the [will?] my friend, it is not in my power to be to you a messenger of good news. & I have postponed writing to the last moment. the building of the 74 will not be hurried, unless urged by circumstances unexpected, I apprehend in the mean time you will hold your rank & Emoluments. be patient, be prudent [illegible] your family in Maryland, & hope for a change favorable to you. Embrace your amiable Lady & Family for me, & believe me with affection sincerely yours
/signed/ Wilkinson
Capt. Nicholson

Document instances

In image In source Location in source
[view document] (2 pages) XIF24a (2 pages) Collection: Area File of the Naval Records Collection, 1775-1910. (RG45) (M625) [unknown]

Document names

Type Name Location Notes
Author James Wilkinson New York [n/a]
Recipient Nicholson [unknown] [n/a]