For JAMES KINGBURY, Senear.
April 21, 1814.
As you have made your self so troublesome, as to solicit the hosiers to take the advance of one shilling per doz. of the hose, I think it will be an act not inconsistent to Reason and Justice, if the Stockingers be rather troublesome to you since you have behaved in the manner you have―and take notice from the date hereof, that if you do not advance the work in seven days; you may depend upon receiving the contents of a pistol.
From what we have said you may reply on as true. So help we God to perform what we have promised.
This letter can be found at HO 42/138.