To Moses Cox
Philadelphia Mar. 7. 1793.
Mr. Ogden informs me you propose to rent your house near Gray’s ferry the ensuing season, that the rent last year was £30. and he supposed would still be the same. As the time it might suit me to occupy a house in the country might be longer or shorter according to circumstances, the price is of consequence, because even a low price may by shortness of time become a high one. If therefore you are disposed to rent it, and at the former price, I will beg your permission to examine it, with it’s conveniencies, and in that case must ask you to trust me with the key, as I understand the house is not open. I will ride there to-day, tomorrow, or next day as my business will permit, and return you the key with an answer. I am Sir your most obedt. servt
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. Moses Cox.” Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy.
Moses Cox (1734–1805), a Quaker merchant in Philadelphia, owned land at, among other places, Gray’s Ferry (PMHB description begins Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 1877– description ends , xlvi , 169–70).