Philadelphia May 11. 1797
It was but two days ago that I recived your obliging Letter of the Seventeenth of April by Mr Wyllis. I have found this Gentleman as you represent him intelligent, observing and impartial. I have had much pleasure in his conversation and expect more.
I thank you Sir for your kind congratulations. As to party Papers they will represent Us as they please: and there is no remedy but Patience, and now and then a little contempt—. I can with pleasure [reciprocate] your conclusion by subscribing myself [. . .] / old and unvaried Friend
NN: George Bancroft Collection.