From Thomas Newton
Augt 22. 1801
The post just going off and appearances of the seal being rather suspicious of having been opend I have inclosed it; this place at present is remarkably healthy, the frequent thunder & rains I believe in a great measure contributes to it. we have no late arivals therefore no news from Europe, the trade is dull & I think will continue for some time, freights are much falling & provisions not worth sending from this to any market. accept my best wishes
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Aug. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: probably Newton’s letter printed above.