Navy Yard July 2nd. 1807
Retarded in my general operations by a recent circumstance, And an engine for cutting Male & female screws, on & in tubes, altho near completed, yet is unfinished—The asistance of that instrument would in 20 minuets complete your Telescope, I expect much to your satisfaction.
If it is got done to day I will forward by any lod your orders imediately after—The other work haveing been done a few hours after recieving it, there is no other hinderance. I am Sir With perfect consideration, Yours
MHi: Coolidge Collection.