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1784  4 Sep

    311. Thomas Millidge to Chas. Whitworth, enclosing copy of letter from Nathaniel Whitworth and receipt for sum paid on Millidge's account.  Details as to the rest of his debt. "…the great Expence of my family and having a house to build for a covering for them has drained me Intirely of Cash at this time I hope that I shall have it in my power in two months to Draw a bill on Halifax for the amount of one hundred Dollars which I shall Emediately send you Shoud. that fail as soon as the half pay becomes due in December next I shall Draw a bill for the whole amount of what I owe your brother on David Thomas Esq. who is my agent in London. Your Handbills are set up in divers places here and shall have them also set up in Annapolis. I wish you woud. write me what prospects you have Shelburne and what kind of a Country it is as I hear the most dismal accounts of the place am told the land is most Intolerable bad and Scarcely fit for Cultivation if this is true I am afraid it will prove of the most pernicious Consequences to many of the poor Loyalists who have settled there." Copied on same sheet: Letter from Whitworth, 27 Sept. 1783, and receipt of John Miller, 20 Feb. 1784, above. Holograph.

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1784  6 Sep
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    312. R. F. Brownrigg to Gideon White, in receipt of letter. He has expected White to join him. "…as I thought we should first build near the fishery: for which purpose, I purchased a Seine, and Canoe. As to the pretty folks, they are entirely out of the question for the people, since my being in Halifax, appointed Doctor McPherson Their Agent...I intend to have as few disagreeables as possible, and as I find that a quiet Mind suits me best. to preserve that have shifted the scene." "I had not an opportunity of personating Captain White and kissing the Halifax Ladies, not geting Your orders in time." Detailed information about Thomas Deialton, formerly a lieutenant in the regiment. "The Gents. at Chedabucto had given you a back lott, but I altered it, and You stand at present as I do. You must expect in return for Your good intentions and real services ingratitude. be assured it is the only payment You will receive." Recounts his activities as magistrate, officiating at marriages, funerals etc. Holograph.

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1784  7 Sep

    313. Capt. J. O'Donnell to Gideon White, on hearing of the latter's arriving in England. ''…as you have lately returned from Nova Scotia I must beg your advice and opinion of that place, as I purpose taking a Voyage that way next Spring, in case the Land wou'd be anything more than adequate to the expence attending the voyage…'' Messages to friends. Postscript. Holograph.

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1784  9 Sep

    314. Charles Whitworth to George Parker. The ship "Nancy", which he consigned to Whitworth, has arrived and is now unloading. Beef, pork, butter, flour, coarse cloth, brick, lime, and wrought iron articles have comes to a good market; salt is the best article for this market. He will see that the ship is unloaded as quickly as possible.   Holograph.

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1784  23 Sep

    315. Paul Maylor to Gideon White, in receipt of letters. He encloses copy of letter from Sargent and recommends accepting his proposal re paying his debt to White. Other business.
Overleaf: 10 Aug. Copy of letter from Capt. Phillip Sargeant (Sargent) to Paul Maylor relative to his debt to Gideon White, which he wishes to have paid out of his half-pay in two installments. 

1784  23 Sep

    316. Paul Maylor to Gideon White. Duplicate of above.
Overleaf: 1. Another copy of letter of 10 Aug. [see above]
2. 19 Sept. [Copy of] letter from Capt. Sargent to Paul Maylor, notifying him that his services as agent will not be required any longer. 

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1784  26 Sep

    317. Duplicate of letter of 2 August from James Ballmer to Gideon White. Details re Lord Charles Montague's effects and accounts, which Ballmer has in charge. "The half pay is not finally settled for both Battalions I happen'd to be here in good time & put the Batts. together which had the proper effect, but I have had as much attendance for it on Ld. Sydney as if it had been the greatest favour & for some time the 2nd Battn. was very doubtful. The Bat & Forage money I applied for to Gen. Campbell, before I came from Jamaica ...but I see very little hopes of it I observe the Lands are not to be granted without the Officers or Men are on the Spot..." Asks to have his proportion of lands made out since he expects to arrive soon."I am trying to indent some Carpenters &c. but Government will not give passage to them as yet, I have also applied for some Women & I believe a few will come." Intends to carry on fishery and wants lot in Manchester. Postscript, 26 Sept. re halfpay. [Both in Ballmer's writing.] 

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1784  1 Oct

    318. James Ballmer to Gideon White. He asks that White apply for his land with the regiment, for he intends "to push the fishing business…I think by one partner being at home and the other on the spot a good & profitable business might be established." Further business matters. Holograph.

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1784  4 Oct

    319. Zeph. Kingsley to Gideon White, in receipt of letters. Asks him to inquire of every vessel from England for his goods and to send them by Capt. Dalzell. Encloses copy of what he wrote to Col. Powell about White. Overleaf: extract of Kingsley's letter to Col. Powell, relating White's services as a loyalist from 1774 to the end of the war, and stating the writer's conviction that White should have half-pay and that he is "truly worthy" of Powell's "care and friendship". Holograph.

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1784  6 Oct

    320. Paul Maylor to Gideon White, relative to Sargent's and White's affairs.  Holograph.

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