Alexandria Octr 4th 1796
I am Justly indedted to You for flour purchd to Amount of Six thousand four hundred & thirty nine Dollars which will become Due on the twenty fourth Day of November I Only have to Observe that I have been misfortunate in Some of my purchases the last Season and from that Considderation I take the liberty of Addressing you at present and if Consistant with Your Conveniance Shall Esteem it a Singular favour to Lend me Your mony for twelve months or Shorter time as may best Sute Yourself I Shall make You perfeckly Safe in the payment and Allow Six pr Cent intrest which we pay the bank if I am Obliged to pay the mony at the time it becomes Due it will Cramp me much in my buying at this perticuler time a few lines from You will much Oblige Your Obedint Hule Sart
P.S. if not Conveniant to Spare the mony you Shall be paid punttaly if I Should be Obliged to make a Sacrafice to Rase it.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.