From Thomas Montgomerie
5th October 1769
Nothing else than Mr Grayson’s not returning Home untill the day before yesterday, could have prevented me from giving you an answer relative to the payment of Mrs Savages annuity long before this time—I now beg leave to inform you, that it is his opinion as well as myne, that it would not be prudent or safe in me to answer your demand in behalf of Mrs Savage. With my best respects to Mrs Washington1 I remain Sir Your most Obt Servt
ALS, DLC:GW. In Hamilton, Letters to Washington description begins Stanislaus Murray Hamilton, ed. Letters to Washington and Accompanying Papers. 5 vols. Boston and New York, 1898–1902. description ends , 3:363, the letter is printed as from Moses Montgomerie, which is incorrect.