To Henry Knox
Mount Vernon June 30th 1794
Your Letter of the 25 instt, enclosing letters from Generals Wayne & Chapin, & from the Contracter Williams, came safe by Fridays Post.1 On neither shall I say any thing at present; because (if I find myself able to bear jolting over the infamous roads I have to travel) I shall, on thursday, commence my Journey for Philadelphia, & proceed by easy stages2 For this reason, and because it is probable (if upon enquiry at George Town I shall find the upper road best[)] I may take it, It becomes expedient to detain yr further communications until my arrival at the Seat of Government.
But once since I came home, have I attempted to mount a horse, & then was obliged, very soon, to quit him. However, as I am mending fast, my absence from Philada shall not be delayed an hour, for any private business of my own, so soon as I am in a condition to travel.
ADfS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.
1. The previous Friday was 27 June.
2. The remainder of this paragraph was written in the left margin of the draft and marked for insertion at this point.