To William Roberts
Mount Vernon 29th Augt 1799
I have been much disappointed in not seeing you according to promise—and more so from your silence.
My Millers time, as I informed you would be the case, expired the 12th of this month; but rather than leave my Mill to the care of Negros, he has consented to remain until this time; & will do so until the day after tomorrow, when he has engaged a Waggon to remove him & his things, to the place to which he is going—many miles from hence.
I request to hear from you immediately, for it is better to know the worst of a thing, than to be held in suspence.1 I remain Your friend &ca
ALS (letterpress copy), NN: Washington Papers.