From Battaile Muse
February 16th 1789
Since I wrote To you by Magor George Washington1—I have Sent Expresly To Every Tenant under me altho they all had been Called on the First of January yet they have not Provided Payment at this Time.
I have received only £17.3 9—I have not the Least Expectation of receiveing any money until april and then but Little Considering the Ballance due I have several replivey Bonds been due last fall—the Bad Execution of the Law Prevented my Puting the Bonds in Force also I expected the People would Pay Sooner than I could recover it by Law—I Shall do Every thing in my Power to Collect the rents—I am Sir your Very Hble Servant
I inclose a Bill on Mr Wales for £20 which I expect He will discharge.1
2. This bill, dated 16 Feb. and receipted by Tobias Lear on 4 Mar. 1789, is in NcD: Battaile Muse Papers.