Joseph Watson to John Henderson and J. W. Hamilton, May 5, 1827

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Date: 5 May 1827 [unknown]
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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May 5, 1827 letter from Joseph Watson to John Henderson and J. W. Hamilton concerning a gift given to them in reward for their services in recovering one of the kidnapped African American children.

  • Joseph Watson Correspondence, Mss. 1872, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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Mayor’s office, Philad. @ May 5, 1827.

Dear Sir,

At the request of a number of highly reputable gentlemen, I, with great pleasure address this communication to you; and at the same time forward by way of New Orleans and Natchez a piece of Ornamental plate on which your name is inscribed and of which they beg your acceptance. You will please to receive as a slight testimonial of the high sense that they in common with all our good citizens entertain for your humane and benevolent conduct in relation to certain colored persons whom in the winter of 1825 you rescued from the hands of the oppressor and from the illegal bondage in which they were held and whom you safely returned to their friends and home in this city. I most respectfully offer you the tribute of my sincere thanks and esteem and remain

your obed. serv.
(Signed) Joseph Watson,

To John Henderson Esq.

To J. W. Hamilton Esq.

Rocky Spring,

Each a copy of the above

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