Newyork 17th. Octor. 1808.
By last mail I had ⟨the⟩ pleasure of forwarding four packages to your adress, which had been committed to my care by Mr. Pinckney in London.
When I parted with Mr. Pinckney on the 7th. ulto. he said, ’’Should you be detained some days at Falmouth I expect to forward You another very important dispatch care of Mr. Fox."
The packet was not detained, & no additional dispatch came to hand before I sailed. The Ships Volunteer & Algol were to leave London for Philadelphia about the 20th. Septemr. When I left Falmouth on the Morning of the 13th no news of the arrival of the Schooner Hope from France had been received. I remain Most Respectfully Sir, Your obt. Hble St
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.