To Joseph Barrell
Philadelphia March 30th: 1794
Your favor of the 25th of Novr last, and the Sea Otter skin with which you were pleased to present me by the hands of Colo. Sergant, were not (as he probably has informed you) received at this place until a few days ago; or I should, most assuredly, have thanked you ’ere this for your kind and polite attention to me.1
I now pray you to accept my acknowledgment of the favor—and the assurance of the esteem with which I am—Sir Your Most Obedt Servt
ALS (letterpress copy), ViU; LB, DLC:GW.