From John Fitzgerald
Alexandria April 1st. 1781
Your Excellency’s Letter by Mr. Custis covering Tobacco Notes for the Purchase of the Encyclopedie I received. I have made the Purchase agreeable to your directions. I have engaged that the Weights of the Tobacco of 1777 shall be made good. The Box I will have made in a few days and will then take the first Opportunity of Forwarding them to Mr. Hunter.
I am very very respectfully Your Excellency’s most Obedt: Servt.,
RC (Vi); addressed (in part): “by Post”; endorsed.