[dateline] Passy Novr 21. 1778
I have received your Favour of the 12 and yesterday, the Rum was brought here consisting of forty Eight Bottles. Two I Suppose had been used to wet the Whistle of the Porters.
I paid Seventy five Livres1
and the Man was or pretended to be wroth that I gave him no more.
Mr. Alexander Shall have his Dozen and his Packet and Dr. Bancroft, his.
I beg of you to draw upon me for the Cost of the Rum which shall be paid immediately.2
Inclosed you have the Acquit Caution, as you desired.
I am your humble servant.