Mount Vernon 5th Augt 1796
The enclosed letter from a Mrs A.L. Dubarry (whom I never saw in my life) and one from Major George Lewis, will shew you what is to be done with the hundred Dollar note enclosed in the letter of the latter.
By the continuance of the mail that brought Major Lewis’s letter to me I inform’d the above named Mrs Dubarry that I had wrote to Howell Lewis as soon as I got to Mount Vernon, but had heard nothing from him; that I should return his note to her, when I got back to Philadelphia; and that, she must have recourse to a Court of Justice; as I cd have no further Agency in the business.
I request that you would immediately find her out (by the direction in her own letter); Shew her Major Lewis’ letter; & take her receipt for the money you pay. Howell Lewis’s note was given to a Mr Chodkewiez the former husband of Mrs Dubarry; it may be proper therefore, that some enquiry be made after her present one, at the time you pay the money; that caution may be observed. But as she appears to be in distress, by her manner of writing, let there be no delay in the payment. The note of hand for this money is dated 21st of March 1793 and ought[,] in my opinion[,] to have been discharged with interest; and so I shall write Major Lewis.
Enclosed also, you will find another letter to me from One Wilhelm Louis Wernecke, with the answer (open) wch Mr Craik by my direction has given—Seal & contrive it to him, if you can find where he lives. I am Your friend and Affectionate Servt
ViHi: Robert Lee Traylor Papers.