From John Fitzgerald1
Alexandria [Virginia] August 2, 1794. “A violent Rheumatic complaint, by which I am afflicted without intermission, obliges me to have recourse to the Berkley Springs.… Mr Gray2 will superintend the business of my Office during my absence.…”
Copy, RG 56, Letters to and from the Collector at Alexandria, National Archives; typescript furnished by the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, D.C.
1. Fitzgerald was collector of customs at Alexandria, Virginia.
2. Vincent Gray was surveyor for the District of Alexandria and inspector of the revenue for the port of Alexandria.