NewYork October 26th. 1808.
We arrived here this day, but in consequence of a violent cold I do not think myself able to travel to Washington as fast as the Mail and believing it important that the dispatches should be received as early as possible I send them pr. Mail and I hope and trust they will arrive in safety.
I shall be at Washington shortly when I will account for monies received, and in the meantime would mention that the Capt. of the Hope intends to charge me about two hundred dolls. for ship stores which I suppose, to be wrong, as I am informed that this expence was provided for in chartering the Vessel. I have mentioned this now to prevent any dificulty arising from a settlement with him without a knowledge of his intention. I am very respectfully Yr. huml. Servt.
P.S. Dispatches are from No. 1 to No. 7 inclusive.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.