From Henry Lee, Jr.
Stratford 27th April 
On my way to North[umberlan]d election I recd yr favor of the ⟨illegible⟩ instant.1
In the course of the last ⟨month⟩ I rented out my distillery to a Mr ⟨illegible⟩ of Frederic, now residing in this county & sold to him all my corn.
Had your application preceded the sale I would most chearfully have given you the preference.
I will try to purchase 100 or 200 ⟨bls⟩ for you on the terms you mention & if I succeed you will know from me personally, as in a few days I shall set out for Alexa. & Loudon. Your most respely
ALS, DLC:GW. The letter is misdated 1795 in DLC:GW.