To Charles Lee
August 26. 1790.
I had this morning the honor of a Message from the President of the United States1 signifying his wish, that the Monies for which he may have occasion during his absence from the seat of Government may be found in your office. I have therefore to request that you will pay to the order of the President of the United States any monies he may desire.
I am Sir Your Obedient Servant
Copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.
1. Letter not found. Washington was about to leave for a vacation at Mount Vernon.