From John Holker
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Rouen 15 of Decr 1782
My Respectable friend
It is hoigh time that I make you my Complements on your having obtaind Peas, & puting your Contery at Liberty; to which wee may Justley say, your Manly Conduct, & Supereor Judgment, has don the Business.
May you long Live my Good friend, to Injoy the Sweets of it, which is what I wish from my very Soule being most sincearly attached to you, & the Causes you have so Bravely susstaind.
My best Complements attend your Son, & Live in hopes that youl keep your Promis, & spend som days with us here before you Returne to the Land of Promis, it is what my wife desiers & Joyns with me in Beging youl not faile doeing us that Pleaseur.
I ever am with Respects & Sincerety My Dear friend your Most Obedt & affectionet Servant
Notation: Holker, Rouen 15 Decr. 1782.