. Thomas Digges (1742–1821) of Maryland, prior to the Revolution London agent for various shipping firms and
afterward one of those colonial residents in London who worked, in greater or lesser
measure, for the American cause. His recent arrival in Paris was for the purpose of
presenting to the Commissioners David Hartley's five point proposal for a peace conference.
See William Bell Clark, “In Defense of Thomas Digges,” PMHB
, 77:381–438 (Oct. 1953), for a partial restoration of Digges' somewhat tarnished
character. Among the eleven known pseudonyms used by Digges in his voluminous correspondence
were such diverse signatures as William Singleton Church, Alexr. Hamilton, T. Dundas,
Wm. Fitzpatrick, and Timothy D. Ross.