Philada August 10th 1796.
Your letter of the 5 inst: with its enclosures was received yesterday forenoon. Agreeably to your direction I waited on Mrs Dubarry in the afternoon, shewed her Major Lewis’ letter, and paid her the $100 which it covered, as you will see by her rect now enclosed. I thought it best (& she did not object to it) to take her rect in full—the Interest, if Mr Lewis thinks proper to allow it, can be paid her notwithstanding. Her present husband M. Dubarry was with her during my visit—he is a man of genteel appearance. I also found the lodgings of Mr Wernecke, & was informed by the lady of the house that he had gone to Virginia a few days ago, to look after the Estate which he has been in pursuit of. I retain the letter for him therefore, supposing it of no consequence that he should have it. I am Dr Sir, with sincere respect & attachment Your very humble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.
Philadelphia August the 9th 1796.
Received of Mr Howell Lewis of Virginia, through the hands of B. Dandridge one hundred Dollars; being in full discharge of a Note of hand dated the 21st of March 1793 given by said Lewis to my former husband Mr Chodkewiez.