ot answer for the truth of the [story]
Johnny Bull is fond of telling great Stories of his Country & a proper allowance must be made for his way
Mr Gore & Mr Hall desire their best respects
Yours affectionately F Hall
In this we note the slowness of the trans-Atlantic communication in those days, and the care taken foHall
In this we note the slowness of the trans-Atlantic communication in those days, and the care taken for the carrying of letters.
The French spoliation claims are foreshadowed, also something of international diplomacy, but the Medford business is the chief subject.
It will be news to present Medfordites that her spirit was patented in England.
Evidently the English distillers looked with little favor on the Yankee craftsman, wears 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 La