To Samuel Ward7
ALS (letterbook draft): American Philosophical Society
London, Jan. 13. 1772
I thank you for recommending Mr. Marchant to me. I have had the Pleasure of a good deal of his Company in Scotland, and shall do every thing in my Power to serve him.
I condole with you on the Loss of your amiable Partner.8 It must be a heavy one and hard to bear. I hope you will find Comfort in your Children. With great Esteem, I am, Dear Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant
Mr Ward, Govr
7. For the former Governor of Rhode Island see above, V, 504 n.
8. Anna Ward, Catharine Greene’s sister, had died on Dec. 5, 1770. See Correspondence of Governor Samuel Ward … Edited by Bernhard Knollenberg … and Genealogy of the Ward Family … Compiled by Clifford P. Monahon (Providence, R.I., 1952), p. 214.