From Elias Vanderhorst, 24 July 1802
Bristol July 24h. 1802.
The Preceding is a Copy of my last ⟨of⟩ the 13th. Instn. the Ship Atalanta, Capt. Turner, Via New-York. The Weather here still continues Cold for the Season, ⟨an⟩d has of late been very wet until the two last days. Reports from the Country of the approaching Harvest are however, not unfavorable.
You will no doubt before this can reach you have ⟨he⟩ard that the Emperor of Morocco has compelled Mr. Simpson the American Consul, to quit his dominions & declared War ⟨ag⟩ainst the United States. Enclosed is a Letter from Mr. King for you. I have also the pleasure of handing you ⟨so⟩me of our News-Papers and the last London Price Current, ⟨w⟩hich being all that occurs at Present; I have the Honor ⟨to⟩ subscribe myself, most truly, Sir; Your most Obdt. & most Hle Servt.
Elias Vander Horst Jr