Greenbriar Court House, Virga June 1 1796
My dr sir
I wrote to you fully by the last post from this place (I believe of the 15 ulto) informg you of my having wander’d to this place, & my intention to rest here & in this neighbourhood till I could have the satisfaction of hearing from you—’till when I know not what course to take. I take the oppy by a Gentleman sets out in a few moments for Philadelphia (in case my letter by post shou’d miscarry) to repeat my readiness, & indeed wish, to return to your service, to shew you that my quitting it was not dictated by any unworthy motives. I would either return to Philada as soon as the hot months are past; or if you think I can be of service in the dispossal of yr Western Lands, I should be glad to be employ’d in that way. The Gentleman who carries this waits, & I must end with requesting you to present me affectionately to my Aunt, & to Washington—& assuring you that with sincere esteem & regard I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.