From Robert McCrea
Alex[an]d[ri]a [Va.] 13th March 1784
I never open’d yours of the 10th Inst, till this Moment,1 & all
I can say relative to the contents, is That I observe those Letters for your Excellency from the genl Post office comes free, & therefore I shall send yours free from this office untill there is orders, or reason, to the Contrary.2
there was however one or two from other offices Marked, but have taken no Notice thereof. Your Dollar is returned by Your Excellencys Most obedt
P.S. the post is Just Arrived from the South, but cannot proceed North for the river.
Robert McCrea (c.1765–c.1840), a Scot who became a merchant in Alexandria, was acting as postmaster in the town at this time.
1. Letter not found.