Phila. July 31—1807
—in addressing your Excelincy last evening, my mind was so agitated that on recolliction—I find I have—omited what ought to have been mentioned—as there is so many impositions in the world, My Papa’s name Sir was William Thorne, paymaster to Coll. Benjamin Hower. Comt. Genl. of Millitary stores his residence Chesnut St. near fourth St. Mr. Nourse was introduce’d to our famely—by an esteemed friend, Joseph Carlton Esqr., then secreatary to the board of war
With the highest respect—I am you Excelincy’s Most Obedient
No 66 South Fifth St.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.