From John Peck
Richmond County 5th March 1787.
Enclosed are duplicates of two letters which I have had the honor to address to you but have not hitherto been favored with any answer. The former together with the Diplomas alluded to therein were delivered to Capt. Clagget in Piscataway who engaged to present them to you in a few days. The other was sent by a certain John Elwood master of a sloop that trades from Philadelphia to Alexandria.1 Mr Collins the young gentleman who bears this will wait on you.2 If the Diplomas have received your Signature, would wish that they might be transmitted by him. I have the honor to be With the greatest esteem Your most Humb. servt
ALS, DLC:GW. The enclosed copies of Peck’s letters of 16 Aug. and 4 Sept.1786 are in DLC:GW.
2. GW does not record in his diaries a visit from a Mr. Collins. Collins may be a son of Christopher Collins of Richmond County, a neighbor and friend of Peck’s father-in-law, Robert Carter.