To Egbert Benson1
New York, December 10, 1784. “When you were in town you mentioned to me some cause which you expected to come on at the circuit and to which you wished me to attend. As the parties have escaped my recollection …, I have concluded to write to you on the subject; that you may inform me who are the parties & what the controversy.”
ALS, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
1. Part of this letter is missing.