To William Livingston
Whitpain Township, Pa., 27 Oct. 1777. “The inclosed packet directed for you, was put into my hands among others from Congress. In my hurry I broke the Seal, before I discovered my mistake. I hope you will attribute this to inattention and not to any design.”
LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, MHi: William Livingston Papers.