I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th of July and the obliging attention you have paid to the subject of my last.
I left Philadelphia on the 13th Ulto., before which date we had informed you of the progress of the business; it was not supposed the Convention would rise before the first of September, and all the other Gentlemen were attending and agreed to stay, and as the general principles were already fixed and Considering the State and Nature of my business, I felt myself fully at liberty to return, especially as No. Carolina was so fully and respectably represented. Enclosed are the news of the day, the present distressed State of the U. Netherlands is the only interesting foreign subject, but we have heard nothing of them since the June packet. Accept of my thanks for your attention to me while on this business, and believe me with the most sincere respect,