Boston Aug. 22, 1774
The Committee for Donations have received advice this day of a bargo of Provisions from North Carolina arrived at Newport, waiting for our Directions; we have [ordered]the Master to Proceed to Marblehead and apply to you for further Advice & directions,– This is to ask the favour of you to direct the Master after regular entry and Clearance to proceed immediately up to Boston, and if any [expense] should be [incurred] by your draught on us shall be immediately honored.
The kindness this Town [has]experienced from our friends at Marblehead and especially from you encourages us to take this freedom.
We hope to persevere under our trials & firmly resist the hand of Oppression, Trusting in the [Supreme] Ruler of the Universe that he will in his time extricate us from our Troubles, and that we shall yet be a free and happy people with the highest Esteem & Respect we are.
Your very Obliged Friends
[On] behalf of the C????
David Jeffries, Boston Committee Appointed to Receive Donations (Aug. 22, 1774). Letter. MS.1269, Boston Public Library.