15. Letter by William P. Van Ness to Nathaniel Pendleton


July 4, 1804


Dr. Sir:


I have engaged two gentlemen to dine with me tomorrow. If it be perfectly immaterial to you, I should prefer taking our ride on some sub- sequent day.


I have the honor to be


Your most Obt.& very


hum. Servt.


W.P. Van Ness.


Nathn. Pendleton, Esqr.


July 4, 1804