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William Shepard to Henry Knox Regarding Compensation

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an adequate Idea of the Matter and obtain such Relief
as they, in their Wisdom, may think fit to grant.

I gave been lately informed, Sir, that an Officer
is to be appointed, as Agent to super intend the Affairs of the
Six Nations of Indians, and being desirous of procuring
some Office under Government, the Emoluments of which
may help me in obtaining a decent Support in Life,
I must further trouble you with a Request of your Assistance
in procuring one, that Birth if you should think my
part Services and present Character & Abillities shall
merit it.

Your Friendship, in the foregoing Matters, will
highly oblige, greatly serve and be most gratefully ac
knowledged by


Your most obedient
And very humble servant