Alexa. 16 Aug. 1796
I intended to have visited you whilst in this Neighbourhood to have complyed with my promise in my last Letter to you but being disappointed in receiving a sum of money that has been long due to me in this place renders it useless as I woud not undertake to make a purchase of your Lands in Gloucester unless it was in my power to pay down the first advance and a certainty of punctuallity in the future payments as required It is a purchase I wish to make & flatter myself shoud you not dispose of it before Novr next it will then be in my power to advance Cash as my debtors give me every Assurance I shall receive payment from them by that time Wishing you every happiness I am Sir very sincerely Your Ob. Hble Sevt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.