Providence March 25th 1794
Mr Thomas Rotch,
Dear Sir, Annexed you have your Acct Currant of the Sales of he Spermaceti Candles, Shipped me the last summer being a ballance due you of L3-13-22. you have Philip Moshers Rect inclosed for that sum. Which ballances the Acct. the 3 Cask of Tumblers you shipped me some time past remains still on hand unsold but am for hopes that it will not be a great while before I shall be able to dispose of them to Advanage but they are a very dull article at present, hope they may soon do better, but Business here is at present considerably stagnated as people in general own Navigation appear to be very much alarmed at the Spoilations commited upon our commerce in the West Indieas by the English so much so I believe that nobody would Risque to sned a vessel to any of the French Islands and but few to an English or Neutral port. Notwithstanding it is the prevailing opinion here that there will be no War, as we are told that the old ground of Remonstrating and Complaint is going on again which I sincerely hope may prove successful and that reflection may be made for all the Damages our Trade has suffered. Inclosed you have prices Currant for your government, and remain with much Esteem your Sincere Friend, Richard Jackson, Junr.