To Nathaniel Pendleton1
[New York, July 4, 1804]
I thank you My Dear Sir for your friendly offices in this last critical scene, if such it shall be. Excuse me for having inserted your name as Executor. I fear it may not be in your favor to do much good to my family. But I am sure you will do all the good you can.
My most interesting papers in regard to my pecuniary affairs will be found
1 in the upper Apartment of Escrutory or Secretary in the Country
2 In a Box with pigeon holes in the room I occupy as an office
3 In the Drawer of Press Be[d] stead in my house in Town
ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.
1. This letter was the fifth item on the “List of Papers Given to Nathaniel Pendleton,” July 19, 1804.