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MVB to John Smith, 6 January 1813 [1814]

D Sir,

A Summons has been sent to you for a man by the name of Hyer as a Witness in the cause of the U. States <agt>. Wm Genl Wm. Hull. To enable you the more the readily to discover him I enclose you ^a copy of^ the original Letter to the Secretary at War in consequence of which he was directed to be summoned

Permit me to hope that the earliest attention will be paid this business & that the man if discovered may be sent forward immediately, as the public Interest is Suffering in the consequence of the non attendance of the Witnesses

Yours respectfully


Special Juge advocate

Send a Copy of the

enclosed & a Copy of

this letter immediately

to Nyork to G. Smith.  MVB

Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 2 (1 January 1812-16 February 1815)