Febry: 2d: 1787
In obedience to Your Excellency, I have made farther enquirey respecting the American East India Ship Hydra, and have learned from Mr: Robinson, Agent in Gould Square Crutched Friars; that the Owner lives upon Rhoad Island in North America, his name is Charles Champlin. It also appears by the Books at the Exchange Insurance office, that in March 1786, Mr: James Wilkinson of Abchurch Lane London under writ the said Ship from Calcutta to Rhoad Island.
I am Your Excellency’s / most obedient / and humble / Servt.
DNA: Papers of the Continental Congress.