Office of Finance 9th September 1782
I received your Excellency’s Letter of the fourth last Evening. I this Morning sent for Mr Francis, one of the Contractors, and directed him to purchase five hundred Barrels, for which I will pay the Cash, and five hundred more on Credit; and forward it on as fast as procured. I am, Sir, with great Respect Your Excellency’s most obedient & humble Servant,
DLC: Papers of George Washington.