January 13, 1796
I duly received thy faovr pr P Mosher and observe the Contents have delivered thy Accts byl & pd frieght & Portarage 1/2 Likewide I delivd Benjamin hsi hatt & Trousers etc.
Have putt on board Mosher for thy Wife Sundrey left by John Sunk, Likewise one Bundle Rn from Dorcas Earl which I hope will come safe to hand. Thou mentions to me about the Brigg Hawk wich I cannot inform thee about as I was confined to my House when last away. Since I knd them I made some Inquiry as to the Conduct I cannot tell but I must think it not very good. the property sawed is not great. I emagine Capt Parker of NTuckett can inform thee better than I can, as I saw him very intimate with the Capt at Newport, I this evening spent some time with thy Aunt Whitfeld who says that Doctr Easton gives her encouragement, but she herself tells me she is not better. Sarah Burney etc are with her,
I am thy assured Friend, W Burroughs.