Letter from James Tilghman and Andrew Allen to Lord Dunmore

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JAMES TILGHMAN AND ANDREW ALLEN TO LORD DUNMORE.

No˙ 5.

Williamsburg, May 27, 1774.

MY LORD: Since your Lordship is determined, as you are pleased to say, at all events, not to relinquish your jurisdiction over Fort Pitt, a period is put to our treaty; and we can only, with your Lordship, lament the continuance of those reciprocal inconveniences of clashing and disputed jurisdictions, which we are conscious of having done every thing that could be reasonably expected of us to prevent. And we have only to add our thanks for the polite attention your Lordship has been pleased to show us, and the despatch you have given to our business. We intend to leave town to-morrow, but before our departure, we shall do ourselves the honour to wait on your Lordship, for your commands to the northward, where we shall be ready to render your Lordship any service in our power.

We have the honour to be, with great regard, your Lordship' s most obedient and most humble servants,

JAMES TILGHMAN,
ANDREW ALLEN.

His Excellency the Earl of Dunmore.