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MacPherson, Christopher: Petition, Richmond City

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Norfolk 7th June 1799 Mr. Christopher McPherson Dear Sir In case you are not determined to go on to Philadelphia, I would recommend your stopping in this place, where I have no doubt of your doing as well as by going further. I request that you will let me know your determination on this score in the course of tomorrow forenoon, and should you think proper to offer your services as a Clerk, my interest shall be used in your [favour?]. I myself am allowed no more just now than $600 p[er] annum from the house of Miss'es Jno Proudfih & Co. though I have no doubt on my mind, but that when your character, and superior abilities in that line are as well known in this place, as they are to me, you will find no difficulty in obtaining $750 and from