To William Deakins, Jr.
Philadelphia 11th Aprl 1794
ALS (letterpress copy), ViMtvL; LB, DLC:GW.
2. Deakins made no mention of tobacco in his reply of 30 April, in which he wrote: “Your much Esteemd favor of the 11th Current, with an Order on Mr Benjamin Jones for Rents, came to hand in due time, but my Indisposition has prevented my Answe⟨r⟩ring it till now. I have not yet seen Mr Jones, but will call on him soon, and do the Needfull” (DLC:GW). It was not until 31 May that he notified GW that the rent due him amounted to 4,500 lbs. of tobacco per year.