From Sylvanus Bourne, 26 October 1802
Baltimore Octr. 26th. 1802.
The situation of Mrs. Bourne’s health since my arrival from Europe has hitherto retarded my intended visit to Washington, but I have now the hopes of being shortly enabled to proceed thence in order to pay my Respects to Govt. & arrange some little matters of business I have there.
I can have nothing materially new to communicate as accounts from Europe of a much later date than that of my departure must have reached you, bearing the more recent intelligence from that Quarter. With the highest Respect I am yr Ob Servt.