To Sharp Delany
December 16 1791
I wish you to ascertain who is the present owner of the Brig Lydia commanded by Captain Vancise, of what place he is a resident, whether he is a Citizen of the United States, when he became owner of that vessel, and where he purchased her.
Should application be made for a new register for that Vessel, I wish to receive immediate information, and that you suspend the issuing of it until you shall afterwards hear from this office.
I am, Sir, Your Most Obed Servant.
Sharp Delany Esqr.
LS, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.