Grosvenor Square May 1. 1787
With this is inclosed, an Elegant Volume of Improvements in naval Architecture, together with the original Letters to me, that accompanied it. I know nothing of the Author but what is Here Said, what that he is a Gentleman of Character and Fortune.—America is the Place in the World the most likely, for such Improvements to be adopted, if they are really founded in Sciense and Utility:—if upon Examination, it appears to be of Value, Congress will judge what Acknowledgment Should be made of it.
With great Esteem, I am, Sir / your most obedient & humble / Servant
DNA: Papers of the Continental Congress.