Philadelphia 30th Decr 1796.
I have received your letters of the 8th and 9th of September and first of October.
I am much indebted to you for the interest you feel, to have the imposition that has been attempted upon the public, detected. With great truth you pronounced it such. I shall leave something on this subject, to be used when I shall be permitted to enjoy peace & repose.
In the mean while I pray you to accept of my thanks for your present, and believe me to be Sir, Your obliged Hble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.