Mount Vernon 5th Octr 1796
The bad weather (rather rain) on Monday, prevented my sending to the Post Office as usual, that afternoon, of course it retarded your receipt of the enclosed request of the Trustees.
I will give the several matters contained in your letters of the first instant due consideration, and inform you of the result as I pass through the City, on my return to Philadelphia, wch I expect will be on, or about the 25th—If this delay will involve inconveniences, let me be informed thereof, and I will endeavour to give it to you sooner. I am—Gentlemen, with great esteem Your Obedient Servt
DLC: RG 42—Records for the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, Miscellany Letters of the Presidents.