Newburgh June 17th 1783
By some mistake or other the Horse was not sent for yesterday—the Dragoon comes up for him now & those small Tools which you conceived might be useful to me—among which I pray you to send me a small file or two; one of which to be very thin, so much so as to pass between the Teeth if occasion should require it. another [one round].
Have you been able to satisfie your self of the practicability & means of colouring Sealing wax? If so can you bring the stick I now send to the complexion which is wanted.
Mrs Washington sends you a lock of both our hair (Inclosed). I am—with much regard Sir Yr very Hble Serv.
Do not forget the Instrument [which] is to cut, [ ]