Baltimore 25th Sepr 1783
I have the honour to advise you that a few days previous my leaving Ireland [ ] Mrs Margaret Savage was deceased, [ ] a very disagreable Situation from want of those [ ] in Life which from [ ] she appeared to have a [ ] possessed; during her Indisposition She made her Will distributing a Sum of Money, which She intimated was her right in America, part of which is therein disposed of to yourself, with the Executorship of the whole, which Will is now in my hands; and as this Opportunity is one in which I think I Can rely I now have the honour to hand [the same] to you, in Testimony of that pleasure which Serving your Excellency will always give my Bosom—Any further information you may Conceive necessary for your Satisfaction by intimating this [ ] in a few Lines to myself in this Town, or Mr Zachariah Allen Notary Public thereof [will be] Communicated with the greatest pleasure Believing me with Every Sentiment of Respect with [ ] deference Your Excy Most Obedient Servt
P.S. Since writing the above, I have reconsidered and am apprehensive that the Bearer may not go direct in Consequence have Omitted inclosing the Will until Advice from you, or some Certain Opportunity Occurs.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.