To James Mease McRea
Mount Vernon 4th Augt 1798
The letters enclosed, were sent up to your Office yesterday afternoon, and were returned to me. It is not the first, nor second time I have been served in this manner; but it may be considered as an evidence of the inattention with which the duties of your Office are discharged. I am Sir Your Hble Servant
ALS (letterpress copy), DLC:GW.
James Mease McRea (c.1765-1809) served as postmaster at Alexandria, Va., from 1793 to 1801.