To George Washington
[New York, March 10, 1785]
I am requested by Mr. Oudinarde1 to transmit you the Inclosed Account. I observed to him that it was a little extraordinary the account had not been presented before; and that it was probable your accounts with the public had been long since closed, and that, by the delay, you may have lost the opportunity of making it a public charge, as it ought to have been. But as the person was very importunate I told him I should have no objection to be the vehicle of conveyance to you. In this view I transmit the account; and remain with much respect D Sir Yr Obed & humb
⟨Mrs.⟩ Hamilton joins in compliments to ⟨Mrs.⟩ Washington
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Probably one of the two partners of the New York merchant firm of M. and H. Oudenarde at 18 Hanover Square, New York City.