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title:“George Mason to Hunter, Allison & company”
authors:George Mason
date written:1783-8-27

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Mason, George. "Letter to Hunter, Allison & company." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 2. Ed. Robert A. Rutland. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 788-89. Print.
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Recipient's Copy, Gunston Hall, Lorton, Va.

George Mason to Hunter, Allison & company (August 27, 1783)

Gunston-Hall, August 27th. 1783.
GENTLEMEN
You have repaid me the Tobacco lent, not only punctually, but generously. You are extreamly welcome to the use you have had of it; and indeed I have received it in Tobacco so much heavier than what I lent, that the Advantage, &consequently the Obligation, is on my Side. I am Gentm. Your most obd. Servt
G MASON
P. S. I have a Letter from my son George, dated in Nantes June zoth where he has been waiting six or seven weeks for a Passage in the Hannibal Capt. Cunningham.
He says the defintive Treatys proceed very slowly, on Account of the Difficultys of adjusting Matter's with the States-General. The Court of London have, in the Meantime, made Provision by Proclamation, for a Commercial Intercourse with the United States of America. The Algerines have fitted out a small Fleet, on purpose to cruise against American Vessels; not withstanding the Emperor of Morocco's orders to his Admiral.
I very much suspect this a British Intrigue, to discourage our trade in the Mediterranian.
G MASON

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