Philada, June 28. 1786.
I had y[thorn sign]e Honor & Satisfaction of receiving your Excellency’s Letter, dated Feb: 28. 1786; and while y[thorn sign]e Church to which I belong is emboldened by your past Condescension to solicit your further Attention to her Concerns, I take the Liberty to enclose you a [Production] wch can have no Importance, but what it may derive from y[thorn sign]e weighty Business of y[thorn sign]e Body before whom it was delivered—
I cannot conclude without expressing my most hearty Concurrence in y[thorn sign]e Sentiments of your Letter; with my Wishes, that they may always adorn those Characters, with whom y[thorn sign]e Honour & Happiness of our Country shall be entrusted.
With y[thorn sign]e most perfect Respect & Esteem, I have y[thorn sign]e Honour to subscribe myself, Your Excellency’s most obedient & very humble Servt—