Boston Augt. 17th 1797—
The Subscribers having by their labour and Industry & at a great expence, errected Machinery &c, at the North part of Boston, in order to carry on the Woolen Manufacture, & in consequence of said expence they find themselves unable to procure Stock sufficient to carry on the said Manufacture, humbly solicit the <
aid &> patronage of the President of the United States, & such other Gentlemen, who are pleased to encourage the Manufactures of their Country, & encourage Industry among its Citizens—
John Weddleton & Co.
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.