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David Ramsay to John Adams

23 Dec. 1785

Sir, New: York December 23d 1785

Though personally unknown to you I take the liberty to inform you that the bearer of this Capt Coupar carries to London sixteen hundred copies of an original American work entittled “the History of the late revolution of South Carolina” consigned to Mr Dilly for sale. Mr Dilly has my orders to present you with a copy of it in my name. I beg that you would please to accept it as a testimony of my great veneration of your public character & as a mark of my gratitude for the services you have renderd & are now rendering to our common country

I have the honor to be / with great esteem / your most obedient servt

David Ramsay.

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