[dateline] Boston July 3d. 1784
[salute] Dear Bror.
I wrote you a few Lines1
by your most amiable Partner who sailed in a Ship commanded by Capt. Byfield Lyde,
from Boston, the 20th. Ulto. I hope that before you receive this you will have had
the inexpressible Happiness of meeting her and your dear Daughter in Europe. Our worthy
Friend the Honble. Cotton Tufts Esqr. wrote you this Morning, since which the Secretary
has deliver'd me the inclosed Act. As the Doctor intended it for you but was gone
out of Town before I received it, I now enclose it to you by favour of the Honble.
Our Friend the Honble. James Lovell Esqr. was this Day chosen Naval Officer for the
Port of Boston. I hope the Post will afford him a genteel Living. His Virtues and
great Sufferings in the common Cause have entitul'd him to a much better Support than
he has hitherto met with. Our Friends are all well. I am with the greatest Love and
Esteem for you and your dear Connections, your affectionate Bror.
I long to hear of the safe arrival of our dear Friends.