London 3d mo 31, 1796
My Dear Brother
I have ship’d on board the Polly Crocker a Cask from Birmingham containing thy order which I believe has been particularly executed by the best workmen, the Locks they write me are better than are usually ship’d to America & thou’ll deserve t observe they are charged less than my father. I hope they will prove satisfactory – my frd writes me he nor the workmen could understand what was meant by 2 dozn 3 Inch screw hinges one half to open opposite the other – therefore none are sent thou’ll doubtless be able to buy them in Boston- there is in the Cask 1 Dozn using but hinges for doors for my Father & 1 bell metal skillet – the picture frames made of leather I order’d n consequence of his shewing me a sample of his Leather manufactory which thou’ll please to charge to me.
I have sent the Invoice & mate, rect to Joseph [illegible] with love to dear sister Charity & every branch of our family in which I am joined by my dear Eliza. I remain thy affectionate Brother BR
[left margin] I have recd the amt of the Invoice to say L19.10.6 of TD & Co & paid for the Goods profiting by an additional rect of SW Co.