From William Gordon
Boston Sepr 19. 1785
My dear Sir
Have ⟨just reed⟩ your letter with the Contents written by Mr Mc⟨Henry⟩, & shall attend to your obliging hints, will be more full in my next.1 Was alarmed at the black seal, & find no particular mention of the occasion.2 Wish your Lady better health, in which Mrs Gordon would join me & in best respects to yourself, did she know of my writing. Your sincere friend & humble servant
ALS, DLC:GW. The manuscript is mutilated, and the words in angle brackets are conjectures.
2. Martha Washington’s mother and brother, Frances Jones Dandridge and Bartholomew Dandridge, died in April 1785.