Philada. 15th February 1808.
Having met with an opportunity by Joseph Clay Member of the House of Representatives from this State to Congress, to send your Watches, I expect you will have received them unhurt, before this comes to hand. I hope your pocket Clock is cured from striking contrary to what is pointed by the hands on the dial: It appeared to me for some time past, an incurable fault in the first construction of the Cadrature which governs the striking part; but a little Study has overcome that difficulty, and it has struck regular since it was done and in my care.
I am Sir Your very obedient Servant.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.