[dateline] Annapolis. June. 28th. 1776 Fryday Evening 9 O'Clock
[salute] Dear Sir
I thank You for your two Letters of the 17th. and 24th Instant. They were handed to Me in Convention. I shall offer no other Apology for Concluding, than that I am this Moment from the House to procure an Express to follow the Post with an Unanimous Vote of our Convention for Independence etc. etc. See the glorious Effects of County Instructions. Our people have fire if not smothered. Poor Genl. Thompson!
I charge You to write to Me!
Now for a government.
[salute] Jubeo Te bene valere.1 Adieu. Your Friend,
[signed] S Chase