From John Sullivan
Portsmouth Jany. 26th. 1787
Perhaps you may think it strange that I have not forwarded the Articles I promised, but want of opportunity prevented till I found it in my power to forward to your Excellency the whole Skeleton of a Moose which is now on Connecticut River and I expect it in a sleigh as soon as the Roads are broken through the snow which is now very Deep and no time shall be Lost in forwarding the same to your Excellency.
I have the honor to be with great respect your Excellencys most obedt. & very humble Servt.,
RC (DLC); endorsed: “Sullivan Genl.” Recorded in SJL as received 16 June 1787.