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Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection: 18th-20th Century Historical Letters

Letter to Lieut. John Williamson from Stephen Still in which Still asks his help in resolving an issue regarding his attendance at a court martial in Sag Harbor.


          Sept. the 23            1814            Coram

          Sir it is with surprise I received notice of the court martial at Sagharbor & of the necessity of my attending as there is a man who serves in your company as Substitute for me. At the time Capt. Hallock detached the number of men required from his company William Still agreed to answer in my stead and immediately repaired to the post at Sagharbor and says he was received by Capt. Hanes in the form of my selfe and there must be a mistake or William Still has conducted corruptly and deceived me - if it is consistent sir, with your selfe I wish you to write a line to Capt. Benjamin Hallock. Whether it is the latter or the former case I think you would do your _(?) and me a noble favour if he has deceived me in not attending as he agreed. I must and will attend if it is an over sight and I can get notice before the Tenth of October it will save me cost and trouble if you will attend to the above Request and oblige me. I will make what satisfaction you may require for your serveses. From your friend & Humble Servant Stephen Still

Lieut. John Williamson


Transcribed by Amanda Cintron
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
July 11, 2012