From William Deakins, Jr.
Geo[rge] Town [Md.] Novr 9th 1786
You will find by the Inclosed I had procured you 10 Bushels Spelts but the Waggoner on his Way down from F. Town lossed one of the Baggs Containing 3½ Bushels. the other two Baggs Containing 6½ Bushels I have sent to the Care of Mr Wm Hartshorn in Alexandria to be delivered to your Order.1 I am Very Respectfully Sir Your Obt Servt
Will Deakins Junr
P.S. I have engaged a part of the Poland Oats & will take care to get the whole you Want—W.D.2
ALS, ViMtvL; Sprague transcript, DLC:GW.
1. “F. Town” is Frederick, Maryland. The enclosed account shows a charge of £1.5 for the grain.