The following humourous poetical note, was sent to Peter Bounetbeau, Esq. by a citizen, as a return of his negro property, &c., for the year 1786, agreeable to an ordinance of the [word not legible], the Corporation.
- I W.L. ... do on you wait,
- To give my name within the date,
- A wife I have, and to be free
- I have a Negro called Money;
- And if you further want to know
- I have a paroquet also;
- One cat I've got and kittens three,
- Which make up all my family.