From Caspar Wistar, Jr.
Philada. Apl. 12. 1810
The letter which accompanies this was written at my request by one of my patients who lately commanded a Vessel in the London Trade. His communications respecting the subjects to which this letter refers appeared so interesting that I requested him to give me a statement in writing. Altho it is very probable that you have more full information, yet as it is possible that your communications may not include the same facts, I determined to forward them to you. This act of duty as a citizen is particularly agreeable to me as it affords me an opportunity of assuring you of my most sincere & respectful attachment
Caspar Wistar Junr.1
P. S. In compliance with the wish of the writer I have cut off his signature but I believe him intitled to full credit.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM. Enclosure not found.
1. Caspar Wistar, Jr. (1761–1818), professor of anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania, was a long-standing friend and correspondent of JM’s. A leading member of the American Philosophical Society, he served as its president from 1815.