Mount Vernon 10th Augt 1796.
If you can recollect by whom, or in what manner the letter for General Pinckney, which went under cover to you, was sent to the Post Office in Richmond I would thank you for information respecting it.
That letter, with a note enclosed therein, containing three Bank bills for one hundred dollars each, for the sufferers by fire in Charleston, had not, on the 26th of July been received by that Gentleman; although duplicates written after I had been favored with your answer has been acknowledged by him.
In confidence, I inform you that General Pinckney accepts the appointment to France, and will soon be in Philadelphia to prepare for the Mission. With very great esteem & regard I am—Dearr Sir Your Obedt Servant
Kunstammlungen der Veste Coburg, Germany.