Mount Vernon 10th Augt 1796
My dear Sir,
With sincere pleasure I acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th Ulto—learning by it that you may be so soon expected with your lady in Phila. to proceed on the Mission to Fr.
If this letter should find you in Charleston, it is intended to express A regret that my original letters had not been received by you; and to ask, if there has been any miscarriage of a Mail in the Southern quarter—aiming thereby to come at some [clew] to the discovery of this accident. The Sum sent was three hundred dollars in 3 Bank Notes of Columbia. My best respects attend Mrs Pinckney—and with affecte regard I am—Dear Sir your obedt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.