. In her reply to the present letter,
that it had been almost exactly a year since the date of the last letter that she
had received from him (
, 29 Sept.
, below). She promptly shared the letter with the Cranch circle, and Richard Cranch
copied most of the text, probably for publication, though it has not been found in
: Cranch Papers, omitting only the paragraphs dealing with personal matters). In his
of 26 Sept.
, below, Cranch remarks that the present letter enclosed
's “excellent Address to the States General of the United Provinces” and that he had
“put it into the Press.” This was the English version of A Memorial to
... the States General
, dated 19 April 1781; it was reprinted in the Independent Chronicle
of 27 Sept., p. 1, col. 2-p. 2, col. 3.