7 June 1796
Madam Our good Friend.
This Letter will be delivered to you by Rufus King, one of Our distinguished Citizens, whom I have Named Minister Plenipotentiary to reside near the Person of Your Royal Consort. My knowledge of his good qualities gives me full confidence that he will so conduct himself as to merit Your esteem and I pray that you yield entire Credence to the assurances which he will give you of Our Friendship and that God may always have you Madam Our Good Friend in his holy keeping. Written at Philadelphia this seventh day of June 1796.
By the President,
Secretary of State.
UkWC-A: Queen Charlotte’s Letterbook.