From Tobias Lear
United States July 29. 1791.
By the Presidents command T. Lear has the honor respectfully to transmit to the secretary of the Treasury the enclosed obligation of J. G. Blount & Chas. Cook for the stakage of certain shoals & channels within North Carolina1 which has been approved of by the President. Also a letter from Mr. Short to the Secretary of the Treasury, & instructions for Mr. Short on certain points relative to Loans.2
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.