From George Mason, Jr.
Lexington 21st Jany 1788
Some time ago Mr Massey sent me his Subscription papers (as sent herewith) I never untill very lately showed them to any Person as I wished to decline the Office of Collector & Solicitor but finding I cou’d not do it without giving offence I have been obliged to submit—Mr Massey wrote me yesterday to know if I had received any Money for him as he had engaged some Corn to be delivered the middle of this Week—in consequence of this I send the Bearer into your Neighbourhood & have desired him to call on you if convenient you will please send by him the amount of your last years Subscription1—With much respect I am Yr Most Hbe St
G. Mason Jr
1. GW’s entry in his cash accounts for 22 Jan. reads: “By Mr [Lee] Massey pd him my subscriptn for the year 1787 by the hands of Geo. Mason Junr Esqr. [£]8.00” (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 262). Massey was rector for Truro Parish.