From Charles Lee
Alexandria [Virginia] 21st. Septr 1791
Your letter of the 12th.1 shall be duly attended to. The Scale Beam and Chains, Scale plates and Triangle intended for the Collector of George Town2 have arrived and will be forwarded to him by the first opportunity.
The inclosed is a copy of a claim in favour of Charles Page3 which is submitted to you for your direction as to the payment expected from me. Without further authority from the Treasury Department I do not conceive myself authorized to discharge it.
I am Sir! with respect Your most Obedt. Servant
Collector at Alexandria
Copy, RG 56, Letters to and from the Collector at Alexandria, National Archives.
1. Letter not found.
2. John Cogdell was collector of customs at Georgetown, South Carolina.
3. This claim concerned compensation for Page as a witness in a suit against William Simpson.