From Clement Biddle
[Philadelphia] April 8. 1789
On rect of your last favr, I immediately bespoke the livery Lace which is manufactured here (there being none imported of that patern) and I now Inclose 14 yds by post.1
I have About 80 bushels buckwheat now filling in bags & am promised about 100 bushels more tomorrow to go in Capt. Ellwood who sails for Alexa. on saturday or sunday so that I hope there will be no disappointment for I have spared no pains to get it but was after several promises deceived in the delivery. With great respect I am Yr Excellcy &c.
LB, PHi: Clement Biddle Letter Book, 1789–92.