To Samuel Ward & Brothers
Philadelphia Oct. 19. 1792.
In acknoleging the receipt of your favor of the 15th. inst. I am sorry it is not in my power to give any kind of answer to it without danger of affecting injuriously our interests with the country therein named. I thought it right however to mention this to you that you might not be kept in suspence. I am Gentlemen Your most obedt. hu[mble servt]
PrC (DLC); words torn away supplied in brackets; at foot of text: “Messrs. Samuel Ward & brothers.” Tr (DLC); 19th-century copy. Not recorded in SJL.