Myrick family papers 1845-ca. 1900
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This collection (10 items) is made up of letters, documents, and financial records pertaining to John and Godfrey Malbone's claims against the British government for damages to and theft of their property during the British occupation of Newport, Rhode Island, from 1776-1779. The letters, including one item from John Malbone to General Henry Clinton (April 10, 1779), pertain to the brothers' efforts to receive compensation for their losses, which are further described in several detailed financial documents; the Malbone brothers believed that British soldiers and sailors had been responsible for the losses. A brief note to John Malbone indicates that the claim had not been settled before August 18, 1787. The collection also includes a document granting John Malbone power of attorney for Godfrey Malbone, then residing in Pomfret, Connecticut (May 5-6, 1783).