Philada. 19th December 1807—
I have according to your request in your letter of the 3rd instant to me; bought a Gold Watch for 85 Dollars: as far as I know the works in it are good; the scapement, and the whole work is formed on good principles, and goes well; and besides it is warranted, as you will see by the receipt herein enclosed.
You will please to direct me; how, and in what manner it shall be forwarded to you, and I shall act accordingly—You have not mentioned whether there should also be a Gold chain, and other appendages thereto—if these are required, you will please to let me know.
Your striking watch, I have not yet got ready; it has an error in its original construction, which I do not know how to remove, for in taking one obstacle away it will cause another, which will be as bad as the present one: however I will do all I can for the best.
I shall at any time be proud to serve you, in whatsoever you may think me capable to be employed, to the best of my ability & judgement—
I am, with great esteem Sir—Your very Obedt Servant
MHi: Coolidge Collection.