BROWN TO CLARK, DECEMBER 8, 1790
on with this business. The papers relative to the years '78 and
'79 are those that I have been at the greatest loss for. Some, I
have recovered. In the Winter of 1779, on the request of Col. G.
Mason, of Fairfax, I wrote him a pamphlet that contained great
part of our proceedings up to that time. I have wrote to him for
it, in hopes that he might find it among his old papers, but have
got no answer from him. As he is convenient to you, by post, I
should thank you to try and recover it for me and send it by the
first opportunity. If I get this, I shall be tolerably complete, and
correct in what I have done.
I am, Sir, y'r h'ble servant.
GEO. R. CLARK.
THE HON. JOHN BROWN.
NEW YORK 27th April 1790.'
Your favor of the 20th August signifying your willingness to
favor the World with a Narrative of your Campaigns in the
Western Country gave me as well as many of your friends in this
quarter great pleasure. I hope you have not relinquished a work
which would make so important an addition to the History of the
Revolution. Mr Madison will chearfully undertake to revise
arrange the collection of facts should you please to put it into his
Hands but begs you to desend in the recital even to minutia.
I am with sentiments of esteem Your friend Hble Sert
PHILAD) 8th Decr 1790.'
I had not the pleasure to receive your letters of the 15th 29
of July untill yesterday. They had been detained with all my
other letters written from Kentucke since that date by my
'The original is in the Draper JMSS., 53J88.
2 The original is in ibid.. 53J89.