24th June 1782
The Boots which came to me through your Brother Colo. Webb, & which I now return by Colo. Trumbell, [is] too small for me. they are so tight in the Calf that I can scarce get them on, & are, I believe, too large in the small part of the leg.
Inclosed is a measure by which I should be glad to have a neat, & thin pair of draw boots (of Horse Leather) made. The sooner they could be sent to me, the better pleased I should be, as I am in immediate want.
The measure is taken very exact, & if understood & made by it, must fit me. Not knowing how much they can be made to draw, I have given the size of the small part of the Leg, altho’ I do not conceive it to be very necessary—Turned down Tops (like those sent) I should prefer—Be so good as to present my best respects, in which Mrs Washington joins, to your Lady. and believe me to be Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt