Mr Thomas Rotch P Minerva Capt Turner London 29 July 1799
Sir Remaining without any of your esteemed letters, the present is solely to hand yu copy of our last in case of need, and to asure you we are with regard.
3d April 1800
We are favored with your esteemed letter of the 3 Feby acknowledging receipt of the unfortunate Oil Sales.
I consequence of Capt Uriah Swains Order to us in letter of 21st April 1797 we placed this sum of L114.6/ to your credit and when we made up our accounts current at the end of the year we transfered that sum to the credit of Wm Rotch Jr & Co requesting them as our letter of 26th Jany 1798 to Account with you for the same and if those Gentm refer to our Account Current for 1797, they will find a credit of L114.6/ being the balance of Your account or to speak more properly, the transfer of the sum credited you by Swain's order.
The bills you mention shall meet with due respect on presentation, as the Nett proceeds of Oil sales (the amount L409.17.7) was to yr credit, and nothing to your debit, of course an account current was not necessary for the past year. A bill for L92.8.6 stg has been presented to us for payment drawn by Joua Paddock of the Ship Fortitude and drawn at Delogoa Bay, we know not the Owners of yr Vessel, but presume she belongs to New Bedford or Nantucket, will you have the goodness to make the