Philadelphia Feb. 12. 1797
I have received your kind Letter and thank you for your friendly Congratulations
I begged a Copy of the inclosed Volume of my Friend Judge Peters for our Accademy: but as he sent me one in boards I will get that bound for myself that I may Send His the Sooner. <
to our Accademy>
I ask your Pardon for sending you Such a Scrawl, being in great haste, your humble sert
MBAt: American Academy of Arts and Letters Collection.