Rocky Hill Octr 31st 1783
Your favor of the 23d is come to hand—since which I have received a letter from Mr Lund Washington informing me, that Wm Roberts my prest miller is not only uneasy at the thoughts of leaving my employ, but has given the strongest assurances of amendment if he should be continued. In consequence I have desired L.W. to contract with him for another year, provided you do not by the first Post to the Southward inform him that you have engaged a Miller; in that case your bargain is to be binding. But as he has given Roberts no encouragement & matters hang in suspence I should be glad, if a good Miller should offer himself to you, that he may not be refused till you hear from Lund Washington, when I have desired to write to you on this subject without delay—I am Gentn—Yr Most Obt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.