From Samuel Sterett
Baltimore 13 May 1792
Immediately on my arrival here I gave the promised attention to your commission, and was informed that Capt. Brickhead had proceeded from Norfolk to Philada., where his arrival I find is announced in the public papers. I therefore return you the Bill of Lading inclosed in your Note and sincerely regret the delay which the omission to advise you, has occasioned.
The President arrived here the last evening in good health and proceeded on his journey early this morning.—With respect I have the honor to be, Sir, Your Humb. Sert.,
RC (DLC); incorrectly endorsed by TJ as from “Sterrett David”; also endorsed by him as received 15 May 1792 and so recorded in SJL.