Philadelphia June 14th 1781.
With the date of the 12th Inst. I had the honour of writing and acquaint Your Excy of the agreable News of the Conquest of Pensacola by the King my Masters Arms: under the Command of General Galvez, the particulars of which have not as yet come to hand, no other Vessell having arrived since.
Having received by the Last Ship from the Havana Sundry Sorts of Provisions of the Produce of that Place, a Present made me by His Excy the Governour and Captain General of it; I have taken the Liberty to Stow some of them in a Box as the Inclosed Note, they being of an uncommond kind. I hope they’ll prove to be of Mrs Washington & Your Excellency’s Liking—all which I beg the acceptance of, praying Your Excellency’s goodness will dispence me with the Liberty I have taken on this Occation, it only being a token of the esteem and respect I profess Your Excellency and Mrs Washington. I have the honour to be Sir Your Excellencys most Obedt and Most Hble Servt
A List of the Articles Containing a Box Directed to His Excellency General Washington
|A||Tog Contg||oranges||sweet meats|
|Six Pound Chocolate|
|Twelve Cakes Sugar|
|Two Canisters||fine Havana||Snuff|
DLC: Papers of George Washington.