To John Clarke
Philadelphia Dec. 14. 92.
Your favor of the 3d. came to hand yesterday. The model had been received some time ago. The patent-board sets but once a month, on the last Saturday. An accident prevented their sitting the last month. Your petition will be examined at their session of this month, and lie over for final decision till the last Saturday of the next month, according to an established rule. Due attention shall be paid to it. I am Sir your very humble servt
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. John Clarke.” Tr (DLC); 19th-century copy.
Clarke’s letter, written at Richmond on 3 Dec. 1792 and recorded in SJL as received 13 Dec. 1792, has not been found.