Hartford August 27th 1796
your favor of the 23d came so late last night, that there was no possibility of replying by the same Post: otherwise your Horse would have been at New York on Wednesday evening, Of Next Week. as it is he will be there on the evening of Wednesday the 7th of September—at Powels Stable about twenty Yards—from the Ferry Stairs on the North River. the charges on the horse are as under and may be paid to Thos—McEwen & Co. Chesnut street Philadelphia as it is possible your servant may not meet with the post—Mrs & Miss Wadsworth beg your acceptance of their respectfull compliments and pray you to present them to Mrs Washington to which please to add those of your sincere friend and obedient Humble Sert
|10 Weeks Hay & Grass.||£1.||0.||0|
|8 Black Oats 2/6.||1.||0.|
|Post to New York 3 doll.||18|
|£2.||18.||—||9 dollars 67 Cents|
one of my Yearling mare Colts of the Narraganset breed is very handsome and will be for you when [set] to ride. J.W.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.