To David Gelston
July 30. 1810
If this should happen to arrive before the sailing of the Hornet, be so good as to forward the packet for Mr. Pinkney1 by that opportunity; if not in time for that, by any safe one next offering from your port. If no early oppy. should offer for London, it will be nearly as well to send it to Liverpool, endorsing in this case, “to the care of Mr. Maury Consul of the U.S.” Accept my respects & good wishes.
RC (NEh: Long Island Collection).
1. No communication from JM to Pinkney during the summer of 1810 has been found.