To John Hancock
[Cambridge, September 1775]
Monday ½ after One O’Clock
A Gentleman this Instant ⟨put the⟩ Inclosed Gazette (containing ⟨the Addre⟩ss & Petition of the Lord Mayor, ⟨Aldermen⟩, & Commons of the City of London) into my hands, desiring I would forward it to you.1 I accordingly ⟨do⟩ so, and am with very great ⟨regards⟩ and esteem, Sir Yr Most Obedt & Most Hble Serv⟨t⟩
ALS, PHi: Conarroe Collection. The manuscript is torn in several places.
1. This is apparently the address and petition that was presented to the king on 14 July, asking him to suspend “operations of force” against his American subjects so that “they may possess an opportunity of tendering such terms of accommodation, as we doubt not will approve them worthy of a distinguished rank amongst the firmest friends of this country” (Pennsylvania Gazette [Philadelphia], 13 Sept. 1775).