Philadelphia 4th April 1796
The Post of Saturday bro’ me your favor of the 30th Ulto. For your kind endeavors to preserve my landed property, on four Mile Run, from depredation, I pray you to accept my grateful thanks accompanied with a request that Mr Darne (whom you have mentioned) may be placed on the Premises with a view to protect it.
Whatever agreement you and Mr Pearce may make with Mr Darne to effect this purpose, I will abide by, and confirm. I am—Sir Your Very Hble Servt