From James Cleveland
February the 15th 
I being much Confusd in mind as well as indispos’d in body have not been able to give yuo a regular accompt of my Procedure I cannot get a common House Carpender under 6£ Month good hunters is not to be had under 5£ Month and Plantation Labourers 4£ or 4£10S. I am yours to Command.
L, DLC:GW. The letter and signature seem to be in a different hand, and Cleveland’s name is misspelled. The letter is addressed at the bottom of the page to “George Washing.”