New York 4th Decr 1783
Having made a purchase of most of the Articles of plated ware contained in my last to the Marqs de la Fayette, of wch you were the bearer, & was desired, if he was not in Paris, to open & comply with. I have to request that nothing may be done in the matter by him or you, as it is unnecessary. I am Sir Your Most Obt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.