Handwritten letter from Joseph Barrell to John Langdon (June 15th, 1778) -- Joseph Barrell (1793-1804), was a prominent Boston area merchant, fur-trader and owned the first ship to circumnavigate the globe. This letter has great content about the making of the United States Constitution -- This is an autographed letter to Langdon signed Jos Barrell, concerning the acquiring of copies of various state constitutions - - - Boston 25th June 1778 Dr Sir, Your favor of 22d came last evening, since 10th June been diligent in inquiring after the Constitutions you desired. I ve been fortunate eno (enough) to borrow of a friend that for States of New York wh (which I ve sent to port, after you have done with it you l return it, I have the promise of the other from a Genl who will look it up this day, if he does you shall have it but should I fail bt applying to Sam Freeman at Carco-You can be supply d- It is of importance that good Constitutions be formed. I ve given s Cursory reading to that proposed by the Essex (?) Convention. I think their method of choosing a general court the best I ve heard of, the post just going. Oblige me to conclude - - I am sir yo most hbl ser Jos Barrell P. S. The Pamphlet in the Male Docketed on reverse Joseph Barrel s letter 25 June 1778 Answered - 1page approx. (7 ¼ x 12), some toning and signs of wear, heavy horizontal crease fold with a small tear in the center, otherwise Good condition.