From Bushrod Washington
Baltimore March 28. 1803
Forsyth’s treatise1 which you were so polite as to lend me, I brought as far as Alexa, with an intention of returning it as I passed thro’ the City, but in the hurry which an unexpected call of the stage occasioned, the book was forgotten. I wrote last night from George town to request it might be sent on to you today, but lest this may not have been done, I forward you a Copy from this place. Should both go safe to hand, You will have the goodness to leave one of them with Mr Forest until my return.
The work appears to be a very valuable one, & I pray you to accept my thanks for the opportunity you afforded me of perusing it before I left home. I am Sir very respectfully Yr Obt. Servt.