sail for America until next Spring, until I can get my business so arrang'd as to leave it with some friend here, which is my present plan, however it is impossible for me to determine at present—I inclos'd you a plan of a new invented worm, by Mr. Atlee who is the Genn that I expect to make some experiments with—he had a patent for the improvement.
I have not had an oppertunity of conversing with any distiller on its utility—I have been told that the Stills us'd here are very large, that therill be news to present Medfordites that her spirit was patented in England.
Evidently the English distillers looked with little favor on the Yankee craftsman, who took some of their assertions with a grain of salt.
The lettered plan of John Falconer Atlee's patent worm, which the younger Hall sent home, is not among the papers, but its printed description covers two small pages.
The letter itself was written on three pages of 7 1/4 × 9 inch white paper, the fourth page of the sheet being l