Philadelphia 21st Novr 1796.
Your letter of the 11th Instant has been duly received. The altered One to Messrs Wilhem, and Ian Willink has been forwarded to its address, and the former is herewith returned.
Your application to the Bank of the United States for the loan of money, having failed (as I presume the Secretary of the Treasury has informed you, and as I had always supposed would be the case) I have executed the Power which was sent to me authorising a similar application to the Legislature of Maryland. and hope, if made, that it will be attended with better success. I advise the retention of it however, a few days, until you hear from Mr Wolcott the result of his soundings of a Mr Hope (of the House of Hope, late of Amsterdam) who is just arrived in this City; and of whom it is supposed money might be obtained. With great esteem I am Gentlemen Your Obedient Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.