Tusculum Septr 6. 1783
I have receivd your Excellencys favour with [Collecter] Martins Letter [ ]. I saw by my [ ] Papers which were directed to the President of Congress & my self to be transmitted to your Excellency—As the President is absent I thought it best to forward them immediately. You will probably understand the Matter better than I [do] but according to Appearances I thought the gentleman deserves all the Countenance that the Friends of America can give him [ illegible.] I wonder how he came to be indicted at all. I have the Honour to be Your Excellencys most obedt & most humble Servant
NjP: McCormick Autograph Collection.