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


July 16, 1804


New York, July 16, 1804

half after one


Dear Sir:

It will not be possible for me to give you another opportunity of seeing the statement before it is printed. Arrangements were made to have it appear this day, reserving a few lines of addition for your examination until after the hour you mentioned; as to which to we had before conversed. I have added in explicit terms the reason assigned by you for not having received the last paper I offered you from Genl. H. I could by no means consent to omit the paper I read to you, as you seem to desire; as you must have supposed it was deemed particularly material by having been put into writing.


I trust you will find no reason to complain of any want of accuracy or precision in the publication I have authorised.


I have the honor to be,




Your Obed. Servt.

Nathl. Pendleton.


William P. Van Ness, Esq.