|Sir,||Philadelphia 4th April 1796|
The Post of Saturday bro’ me your favor of the 30th Ulto. For your kind endeavors to preserve my landed property, on four Mile Run, from depredation, I pray you to accept my grateful thanks accompanied with a request that Mr Darne (whom you have mentioned) may be placed on the Premises with a view to protect it.
Whatever agreement you and Mr Pearce may make with Mr Darne to effect this purpose, I will abide by, and confirm. I am—Sir Your Very Hble Servt