To John Kean1
[Philadelphia] Friday Novr. 29
Poor Fenno is ruined by his Patriotism. His weekly paper is at an end—and he cannot begin again without a loan of at least 1500 Dollars. As I think he deserves assistance from the goodness of his motives and that it is of consequence to the Fœderal cause that he should be enabled to prosecute a paper—I have set on foot a subscription to a loan for his use. The inclosed will shew its progress. Do me the favour to present it to The President2 & such others as you may think adviseable between this & two oClock & then send it me.
Yrs. with regard
ALS, Columbia University Libraries.
1. Kean was cashier of the Bank of the United States.
2. Thomas Willing was president of the Bank of the United States.