To Benjamin Bourne, William Channing,
John S. Dexter, and Jeremiah Olney
Oct 25. 1792
Since mine to you of the 22d. I have reason to believe that the information which gave occasion to that letter was a misapprehension of the party from whom I received it; but whose general accuracy left me no suspicion of such a possibility at the time. I hasten to give this intimation, that no inconveniences may ensue from my first communication.
With perfect esteem I have the honor to be Gentlemen Your obed servant
The Honorable Mr. Bourne
The Attorney of the District
The Supervisor of the Revenue
The Collector of Providence
ALS, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Providence, National Archives.