To his Excellency Elias Boudinot June 20th, 1783

To his Excellency Elias Boudinot June 20th, 1783

PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS

SECOND STREET,

SIR:

As the enclosed letter relates to an important national subject and conveys some information and touches on circumstances which may be improved into a foundation of revenue to the States both collectively and individually, I do myself the honor of presenting Congress with the perusal of it. It came to me yesterday by vessel from Bristol, and I observe is per favor of Mr. Cruger.

The place it is dated from, Salisbury (in Wiltshire) is one of the best farming countries in England.

I am your Excellency's obedient Humble Servant,

THOMAS PAINE.