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Chester, the 7th day of April, 1780: D. sir, At a meeeting [sic] of a few of us to consider the necessary steps preparitory [sic] to the next election, we find, that inhabitants here are generally strong on our side, so that I have reason to hope, that Yates will carry it
Shipton & Mooney
Elections, 1780Politics and government
1 sheet ( p.) ; 17 x 15 cm.
Signed: Bezaleel Seely, Jun. To Nath'l. Sacket, Esq.
Followed by: From this letter it evidently appears, that there is a side, and that there are principles--what this side and these principles are, none can be at a loss to determine--the public may be assured, that that worthy disinterested patriot, Judge Yates, has publicly disavowed an intention to offer himself as a candidate for the government ...
From the typeface and sizes, the printer was probably John Holt. The only other printer outside of New York City at this time was Samuel Loudon in Fishkill.
N-YHS copy: the word "evidently" in "The above letter is evidently genuine ..." is crossed out in ink.