Monday evening 14th august 1780.
I told you it woud take me Some days to translate the Spanish Letters, you put into my hand this afternoon, I find one translated to my hand and as you know I am a gallant man I will give you as near a translation of the Ladies Letter as I can. the Governor must wait until I am in a better mood, than I am at present, his stile will require more attention than Donna Marias—mind, I cannot do justice to the original, I do the best I can. adieu
DLC: Papers of George Washington.