Mrs Washington March 30th 1795
Your Humble Servant that addresses you is a Mr R G C Clifford, who thro' some little misadventure in Life, threw himself on the Stage - which threws himself entirely on your kind patronage to assist him in the Nomination of even Midshipman on board the new Frigate of Philadelphia already on the stocks 1 It is Clifford with Submission that Sung WashingtonsCouncil forever while on the Stage, but whither to better himself in which he has been accustomed to - Your kind answer to General Jackson2 of Boston or at the Theater by interceding for me will greatly Oblige as a Stranger One that is with every Dutiful respect
Your most Humble Servant faithful to Commands R.G.C.Clifford
The Honble Lady Washington of General George Washington Philadelphia From R G C Clifford 30 Mar. 95 Solicitg a Birth on board a frigate Midship man
My Dear Fanny Philadelphia April the 6th 1795
I was exceedingly pleased to hear by Mr Lear that you was arrived safe at home - the roads are not so bad down the country as they are hear - if they had been any thing like the roads in this part of the country it would been very difficult for you to have got on - I am sorry to find by your letter of the 21st of March - that your Brother 1 is disapointed - in his election - I see by the Richmond paper that Mr. Clopton2 is the
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Publication information: Book title: Worthy Partner:The Papers of Martha Washington. Contributors: Joseph E. Fields - Compiler, Martha Washington - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1994. Page number: 283.
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