From William Ellery
Newport [Rhode Island] June 2, 1794. “In my letter to you of the 5th. of May last I Inclosed a letter of request to me from Gibbs & Channing and now inclose a similar application from Thomas Dennis.1 These Gentlemen wish you would favour me with as early a reply as possible. Their cases are alike.…”
LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.
1. Dennis was a Newport shipowner and sea captain.