To a Member of the Pennsylvania Council June, 1786

To a Member of the Pennsylvania Council June, 1786

HONORABLE SIR:

I have sent to His Excellency, the President [Benjamin Franklin] two models for a Bridge, the one of wood, the other of cast-iron bars, to be erected over rivers, without piers. As I shall in a few days go to New York, and take them with me, I do myself the honor of presenting an invitation to Council to take a view of them before they are removed. If it is convenient to Council to see and examine their construction today, at the usual time of their adjournment, I will attend at the President's at half after twelve o'clock, or any other day or hour Council may please to appoint.

THOMAS PAINE.