From Meletiah Jordan1
Frenchman’s Bay [District of Maine] November 27, 1792. “… I have also to own receipt of another Thermometer which I am sorry to say has arrived in the same situation as the former.…2 I find that the Letters I receive from your Office are much retarded by being directed to the care of General Lincoln they remain at the Post Office in Boston & never sent to his Office, while they were directed to the care of Robert Haskell3 of Beverly they came regularly to hand.”
Copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Gloucester, Machias, and Frenchman’s Bay, National Archives.
1. Jordan was collector of customs at Frenchman’s Bay, District of Maine.