To Theodore Sedgwick
[New York, December 26, 1797. “I beg your pardon for not having written to you sooner. Blame my excessive avocations & particularly my engagements with the Court of Chancery.… The declaration sent us by Van Shack1 has been examined and returned. We do not find, that our statute contains any provision.”2 Letter not found.]
ALS, sold by American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, March 3, 1925, Lot 275.
1. Peter Van Schaack, a former Tory, was a lawyer in Kinderhook, New York.
2. Text taken from dealer’s catalogue.