To Joseph Whipple1
October 3rd. 1791.
Another Thermometer will be sent on to you, but I request that you will enjoin on the Inspectors great care in the handling of it.
The spare Hydrometer of which you are possessed may be delivered to the Supervisor of the Revenue for the District of New Hampshire2 for the use of the officers in his Department. It will be proper that, his receipt for the instrument be transmitted to the Treasury.
I am Sir Your obedt Servant
Joseph Whipple Esqr
LS, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.
2. Joshua Wentworth.