To Richard Harison1
[New York] May 17 . “I have seen Mr. Blanchard. He will do what we talked of, except as to the loan of the further sum, which he intirely declines. I will thank you to send for Bouvier2 and ascertain his final determination; in order that it may be known whether hostilities must ensue or not.…”
ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.
1. Richard Harison was United States attorney for the District of New York and recorder of the City of New York.
2. Presumably Julian (or Julien) Bouvier, a New York City physician who speculated in land.