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MacPherson, Christopher: Petition, Richmond City

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Petersburg May 18th 1799. dear Christopher In answer to your enquiries relative to the Emoluments of Clerks in Petersburg I have to inform you that I keep Books for 3 Houses in Town and occasionally write for others My income for 3 years past has been about $800 [illegible] but my family necessarily taking up a good deal of my attention prevents my devoting much of my time to writing & consequently enlarging any income, as I have daily applications to adjust Books which I cannot undertake. If you are disposed to [rende? reside?] here I have, no doubt of procuring you business immediately, and knowing your abilities and your having no family encumbrance (as I have) to call your attention off, I am convinced you can realise more than I possibly can. I will be glad to see you at my House before you leave Town and wishing you success. I am dear Chris Yours Affectly Wm Fraser