From Henry Riddell
Piscataway [Md.] 18th March 1774
I return you Mr Ross’s Letter, and will think no further of importing Germans, the difficulty attending it being so great.1 I am with Esteem Sir Your most hble Servt
1. The letter from John Ross of Philadelphia to Robert Adam, dated 1 Mar. 1774 and docketed by GW, is in DLC:GW. In the letter Ross, who had stopped importing Germans several years earlier, detailed some of the excessive costs and the difficulties involved in the trade and added that it was almost impossible to persuade the Germans to immigrate anywhere in America except Pennsylvania.