is a lost art. After the younger Hall's return a consignment was made to the London Man of good Character, and copy made of the letter sent in relation thereto.
This was not by copying ink and press, but by writing a duplicate.
Boston 22d Decr 1798
Inclosed you have bill of Lading & Invoice for Ten Hogsheads of patent spirits which is shipped on board the Ship Galen, Captain John Mackay to your address—This small consignment is intended as an experiment—the article will purposes to the commercial world—This article bears a very high reputation in this Country & I hope will succeed so with you as to lead to future consignments.
I am with respect
Sir your Humble Servant Fitch Hall
Medford near Boston 22d Decr 1798
Pursuant to the recommendation of my son I have consign'd to you the patent spirits specified in the inclos'd bill of Lading, & hope they will meet a good market—The neat proceeds you will plan to ship in Nails for Boston to my account,