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To George Washington from Timothy Pickering, 10 December 1796

Department of State Decr 10. 1796.

The Secretary of State has the honour to lay before the President of the United States the draught of a letter to Colo. Humphreys, with such of his communications as one referred to and necessary to elucidate the remarks in the letter.

The Secretary who presents a letter from Joseph Sterlitz resident of New York, communicating the request of his partner & uncle Philip Mark to be favoured with his commission of Consul of the U.S. for Franconia, in Latin or German, none other being admissible in that country; in consequence of which a commission in Latin has been made out, bearing the date of the original in English.

Timothy Pickering


DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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