No. 67 North Third Street Philadelphia 21 Octo. 1796
Tho’ I know nothing more of the inclosed sealed packet directed to you than is communicated by the letter addressed to me, yet from my knowledge of Mr Rushton and my intimacy with Mr Rathbone, who is one of the most respectable characters in Liverpool, I am confident that I am committing no impropriety in transmitting them to you. Had you been in Philadelphia I would have done myself the honor of delivering them to you in person & am most respectfully sir yr obedt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.