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William Osborn to John Adams

19 Jun. 1786

May it please Your Excellency. Adelphi Hotel June 19th. 1786

Having twice had the Honour to Lodge your Excellency and family under my Roof the Adelphi Hotel, I presume with submission to address you on this occasion, and to represent that the Bearer hereof Miles Brewton having apply’d to me for Charitable Relief: I immediately recollected him as the Son and Nephew of two respectable and worthy Gentlemen, Robert & Miles Brewton Esqrs both of Charles Town, South Carolina—He is a native American and I well remember to have seen in his early youth, both at Bermudas and Charles Town—Being an American myself, born in Philadelphia, anno 1736, I must naturally feel a partiality for all such, and particularly, for the Petitioner whose family rank high as respectable Citizens of the New Empire: In hopes Your Excellency will excuse the Liberty of this address, I beg Leave to subscribe myself,

Your excellencys most obedient and humble Servant

Willm Osborn

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