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1783  14 Apr
New York

    191. Gideon White to Lt. Pagett He has had word of Pagett but his letter did not reach White. Has been ill but hopes to sail soon for Jamaica. Lord Charles Montagu has arrived with news that White's battalion are to be drafted into his regiment. Asks his good offices in obtaining payment out of Col. Odell's estate of White's bill. "The uncommon close of this War has distracted every Good man - you can have no adequate Idea of the confusion here." Further remarks on military, business and personal matters. "I would inclose you the papers but there is nothing in them the Rebells are determined not to allow the Loyalists to returne to take possession of their Estates, a Circumstance many of us hope will be the Cause of damning them Yet. I think we may have a little amusement ere long with them. God direct it may be so." Holograph.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 191

1783  18 Apr
New York

    192. Nathaniel Whitworth to his brother Charles.  He is closing his accounts, after which he will take a trip to Boston; "..but be assurd Charles, the rascally acts that are daily established will prevent us from ever being subjects in either of the thirteen Provinces, I refer you to the paper of yesterday for an Instance."
Overleaf: copy of letter of 8 Mar., above. Holograph.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 192

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1783  18 Apr
New York

    193. G. Clopper to Charles Whitworth. ''from Rocks & Sands and Dangers of the Deep here we are - but the pleasing prospect of soon Emigrating to the Regions of Port Roseway - you wisely foresaw into futurity and provided yourself a peacefull asylum in those days of Trouble; you are fortunately absent from a place where you once enjoy'd some tolerable degree of Comfort among a sociable sett of friends but Dr Charles those days are past & unless a Man can reconcile it to himself to sit in Company with a sett of D-'d Scoundrels you must confine yourself to the Limits of your Chamber-for since this inglorious peace the Town, nay every public house is infested with the Rebellious Inhabitants of every State, not less than 700 from Different places are Strolling the Streets of this Town daily.
To-morrow the first Division sail for Nova Scotia, 3000 Refugees with their families & Thompson's Kings American Dragoons compose this Division-The next Embarkation takes all Provincial Officers & Men that are willing to go-I quit this damnd Country with Pleasure...'' Personal Matters. Holograph.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 193

1783  18 Apr
New York

    194. Jas. Place to Gideon White, relative to his debt, which he regrets he cannot pay at the moment. He asks that White will postpone applying for the debt to be paid until Place shall have heard from his property in Antigua. Holograph.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 194

1783  21 Apr
New York

    195. Civic order to Wm. Faulkner  to appear before the commissioners for settling and adjusting matters of debt to answer the complaint of George Gracie and John Johnston. Signed.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 195

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1783  21 Apr
New York

    196. Permit for the negro Cato Ramsay to go to Nova Scotia ''or wherever else he may think proper''. Printed form.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 196

1783  5 May
London

    197. Stephen Holland to Gideon White, reporting his efforts to collect White's bills from persons supposed to be in England and Ireland. Regrets his ill success and asks for further instructions. Holograph.

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 197

1783  10 May
Haddington
England

    198. Copy of the Lord's Prayer in French made by Archibald Cunningham.  

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 198

1783  11 May
Nova Scotia

    199. List of debts due Gideon White in Nova Scotia, contracted between 1777, and 1783.  

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 199

1783  14 May
New York

    200. Copy of a general order of Sir Guy Carletons, relative to treatment of deserters.  

White Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 948 No. 200

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