To Nathaniel Barrell

    Philadelphia        31 March 1798

    My dear Sir—

    The inclosed speech of my friend Harper may be an amusement to you in some leisure moments1

    It was spoke without any premeditation—and those who have read it assure me tis published in almost the very words it was delivered—

    We have no later or other information from our Envoys than what you will read in the papers—

    I am, my dear Sir, yours &c

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    ALS, Barrell Correspondence