Respected Friend Newport May 12, 1795
Thomas Rotch I duly reced thy letter pr Thomas Hazard & observe the Contents, have sent the compound. [illegible] lost 7/6 shall when oppertunity presents send the Cyder if to be got. at present none at markett I have sold thy Candles together with Thos Hazards to Simon Martin Esqr on Credit a 3/ Boxes a 2/ my best respects to all friends thy mother Rodman in Peticular if thou should have any further commands at Newport please to inform me and they shall be strickly attended to. I am with respects thy assured friend Wm Burroughs.
P.S. by request of Thos Hazard I send one pound for thy Brother William wich please to deliver WB