I wrote a few days ago to Mr. Singleton to procure me a commission for the Sloop Eclipse, of 14 guns and 70 men, commanded by myself, which he promised to send down. If Mr. Singleton should not have done it, should esteem it a particular favor if your Excellency would send me down by Legare. I have a cask of wine and some olives for your Excellency, which shall be sent whenever you please to order them. Mr. Owen sails to-morrow with the Flagg.
P. S. The owners of the sloop are Mr. W. Hodge, of Philadelphia, and myself.