To John Marshall
Mount Vernon Mar. 27th 178⟨9⟩
I have reasons for wishing that the enclosed letter could be conveyed with safety and expedition; but no opportunity offering from these parts, I take the liberty of committing it to your care on a supposition that the intercours⟨e⟩ between Richmond & the Western District will soon furnish one.1 With very great esteem & regard I am—Dear Sir Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt
ALS, University of Glasgow, Scotland.