Mount Vernon 25th Oct. 1796
The enclosed letter came under cover to me from the Sister of General Pinckney.
Not knowing whether he had Sailed or not, she took this method of forwarding of it to him—and I request you to do this by the first good conveyance. I am Yours affectly
P.S. I shall commence my journey for Philadelphia this afternoon—but business with detain me one day at least in the Federal City.
PHi: Dreer Collection.