Captain William Bainbridge manuscript - 29 September 1825.
LS dated 29 September 1825, Washington City. Thanking Thomas Chew, Purser, USN, for his assistance.
Washington City 29 Sept 1825
Have received your letter of
the 20th ins[stan]t and kindly thank
you my dear sir for your
friendly attention to the Com-
missions. I troubled you with
the Butter I am in no hurry
for the quality is what I care
about, therefore send it when you
think best. And if it should be
a good apple flavor, please to
send me 2 or 3 Barrels of them.
In haste , but very
Sincerely your friend
Lt. T. Chew Esqr
U.S. Navy, New York