Fredericksburg Sepber 9th 1796
I need not repeat to my dear & Honord Uncle, the infinite pleasure I experienced on reading his kind, & affectionate letter, the 22d of July, which I only received a few day’s ago, being in Berkley at the time it reached Fredericksburg and no safe conveyance offering for it to me. Mr Parks and myself return our most grateful thank’s, to you and Aunt Washington for your congratulations and also polite invitation, to visit you which no circumstance whatever could afford us more satisfaction. & if his business will permit this fall I flatter myself, with the pleasing idea of seeing my dear Uncle and Aunt at Mt Vernon.
Aunt Lewis has been to Berkley for a month past & is very much mend’d in her health I have not seen her look so well for a great while cousin Robert Lewis has had the misfortune to loose his youngest child My love to Aunt Washington & Nelly Custis. I am my dear & Honord Uncle Your ever affectionate Neice
MH: Sparks Transcripts.