|Sir,||Philada. July 18. 1786.|
Mr Swanwick at whose Request I write this Line to your Excellency, will acquaint you with his Motives for desiring it. If you can in any way contribute to the Success of an Application he is making in Behalf of his Father, you will serve in the Son a constant firm Friend of the American Cause, and otherwise a most worthy Character much respected here.
You will also greatly oblige, / Sir, / Your Excellency’s most obedt / & most humble Servant