Philadelphia 1 mo 15th 1813Dear WilliamI did not receive thine of the 1st until the 9th & of course I could not write thee by the last mail. Before I received thy letter Joseph Walton told me he had seen thee at Friend Embree's & that thy health was good I did not learn however whether any body went along with thee, or by what means thou gottest there; I hardly suppose by walking.The ship Susquehanna was bound from Liverpool, England with a cargo of crates, salt &c. for Havanna in the Island of Cuba; but was to stop off the Cape of Delaware for information from the owners. In case no difficulty had been in the [want] of her entering the waters of the United States the owners had contemplated to order her up to Philadelphia in preference to her going to Havanna. At the time her voyage was projected they had no expectation of a war taking place between this country & England. But it so happened that they rec'd information of the ship's being off the Capes on the same day that the declaration of war by the Congress of the U States against
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