To Samuel Savage

    Philadelphia        3 January 1799

    My dear Sir—

    [. . . .]

    We have no news here but what came a few days ago from Boston & Newbury Port—touching the burning of the Transports, the Mamlucking of Buenaparte, the destruction of the Brest Fleet1 & a few other small Stories—all which were most gratefully received—except by the Demoes [Democrats] who still contemplate the wild Ravages of the French with too much pleasure for the good of their own Country. And consequently are equally mortified at any of her misfortunes—

    Yours &c

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    ALS, Lemuel Shaw Papers, 1648-1923, Ms. N-919, MHi. Omitted text relates to the financial affairs between the two men, and the administration of Samuel Phillips Savage’s estate. GT continued to assist with the settlement of his father-in-law’s estate for several more years, through the resolution of conflicting land claims (GT to Samuel Savage, 12 Nov. 1802, Lemuel Shaw Papers).