From Betty Washington Lewis
April 13th 1794
My Dear Brother
Your letter of the 30th of march came safe to hand,1 I should of acknowledg’d the receipt of it before this had it not been Owing to my haveing a very severe Ague and fever which Confin’d me to the House for a fortnight, a Complaint tho subject to in the fall, I never had in the spring of the Year before this, it has reduc’d me very much but thank God I am now able to see after my Busness again.
I have now My Dear Brother to thank you for your kind Preasent of a Mule, as you think it best to send in the Fall I shall defer it till that time,2 I am very happy to here that you all keep your Helths, as it is reported here that some Dye in that Sitty at this time of that fever which Rag’d there last Fall3 I hope it is not true, Harriot got her money safe for which she is mutch Ooblig’d to you,4 she Joines me in Love and Best wish’s for you and all our Friends. I am Dear Brother Your Affcte Sister
1. GW’s letter to his sister of 30 March has not been identified.