Baltimore 26th. May 1806
I have traversed nearly the whole State of Pennsylvania over, All I have to say is that am in health, Having held out a Siege of nearly four months in Philadelphia. The new Bridge of Arcola on the river near that City I could not but admire. However have to tell Your Excellency that I passed it twice with Any considerable [. . . .] either in Men or Money. am in this City in a Nearly similar situation to what I had been Some Months Since, but thank God am my own Master out of the echo of purchase Ys &c &c
Your virtues I cannot but duly apprecate.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.