From William Ellery
Newport [Rhode Island] August 25, 1794. “Your letter of the 13th. of this month1 expressing that great Inconveniences have arisen from my discontinuing to endorse the name of my office on my letters as heretofore directed2 surprized me very much. Whatever interruption, or omission of that kind has taken place must have been occasioned by a hurry of business, not an intention to forbear a compliance with your direction.…”
LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.