To John Wilcocks1
[New York, March 10, 1786]
Your favour of the fith Inst. duly came to hand. I assure you Sir though the business does not concern myself it gives me pain that you should experience any inconvenience from a diversity in the views of those with whom you are Concerned in the Ships;2 but you will be sensib⟨le⟩ as mere agent in a Case of this kind I could not with propriety do any thing to engage Mr. Church further than he may already consider himself as bound. The only thing I can do therefore is to desire Mr. Chaloner to Complete the Sale of Mr. Church’s Share in the two Ships on the best terms he can.
I am with much esteem Sir Your Obdt & humle Servant
I have written to Mr. Wadsworth on the affair.
March 10th 1786
John Wilcocks Esqr.
Copy, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.