From Thomas Boylston
Havre Feby. 25. 1786.
I arrived here Fryday Morning, in a most miserable condition, haveing taken great cold, my eyes so inflamed that I cannot see to write, and am Obliged to have [an] amanuensis, Capt. Folger to do it for me. I have here inclosed to your care a Letter for the Marquiss, which have sent you open, that you may peruse it. Having so done, please to have it sealed and sent him. I find the Ship in great forwardness and will be ready to sail for Boston in eight or ten days, wind and weather permitting, at which time I myself shall imbark in the Packet Boat for England. I’m Dear Sr. with Great Regard, Your much Obliged Humbe. Sert.,
RC (DLC). Noted in SJL as received 27 Feb. 1786. Boylston’s letter for the Marquiss (Lafayette) has not been found.