Mount Vernon 10th Augt 1796
Colo. Hawkins is now here, on his way to Philadelphia, & proposes to proceed in the Stage of tomorrow.
He has related many matters, and read many papers relative to the Treaty with the Creek Indians; the conduct of the State Commissioners of Georgia; &ca &ca. But as this is not the regular way of bringing business of this sort before me, I have requested that he and Mr Clymer (who he supposes will be in Philadelphia before him) will report to you, not only what appertains to the Commission, but their observations and remarks generally as may be interesting for the government to be informed of, for the regulation of its conduct in that quarter. I wish you, therefore to be minute in your enquiries & entries.
My present intention, is to leave this about the middle of next week for Philadelphia, but as I shall spend a day in the Federal City, and on account of the weather, propose to travel slow, it will, probably be the middle of the week after, before I shall arrive there. With very great esteem & regard I am Dear Sir Your Affecte Servt
Portions in square brackets taken from copies at DLC.