From John Beckley
Washington 18. July 1804.
Mr. Gregory,1 will dispose of his Carriage for the price of 300 dollars Cash, Or a note to that amount at 60 days—He would prefer such a sum now; to the sum of 350 $ in January, having, as he says, immediate occasion for it; nor would it suit his convenience to make a sale of it payable in January. Respectfully, I am, dear Sir, Your obedt. Servt.
1. Nathaniel Gregory was John Beckley’s brother-in-law. In 1804 he and his family moved from their plantation in King William County, Virginia, to Washington, where Gregory was employed by Beckley as a clerk (Berkeley and Berkeley, John Beckley, 41, 185–86, 253, 255).