From George Crocker Fox & Sons
Falmouth [England] April 8. 1785
George C. Fox & Sons, very respectfully, beg leave to inform General Washington that the inclosed letter from their Friends Rolland & Co. Amsterdam, was receiv’d a few days too late for the March Mail, but now goes forward the Halifax Packet for Newyork.
If they can be useful to Genl Washington in forwarding any letters he may have occasion to send to Europe thro’ this Post, it will give them pleasure to obey his commands.
L, DLC:GW. Addressed to “General Washington, Mount Vernon Virginia Charlestown.”
Tench Tilghman was in correspondence in 1784 and 1785 with Fox & Sons, one of the firms with whom Tilghman’s present business associate, Robert Morris of Philadelphia, did business before the war.