To Otho H. Williams
Septr. 27. 1791
You will retain, in your hands, such monies as you shall receive after this letter reaches you ’till the whole sum shall amount to ten thousand Dollars; which is destined as an advance to Messrs. Elliot and Williams,1 and for the payment of which you will receive directions as soon as their bond with the proper sureties shall be received by me.
I remain with great consideration Sir Your Obed ser
Otho H. Williams Esqr
Collector of Baltimore
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1. The firm of Elie Williams and Robert Elliot had contracted to supply the western posts.