I have your favor of the 23rd Inst. and observe your report with respect to the Tobacco, of which I shall advise the Board of Treasury immediately, and as soon as their directions on this head are obtained I will inform you, to the end, you may make the shipments agreeable to their order.
In the mean time I request that you will forward to the port of Delivery, which I presume, will be Edenton, your purchases and report to me, not only the No. of hogsheads, but also the quantity in weight, in that case I shall be better able to discharge the duties enjoined me by that Law.
Enclosed is an Extract of the Law which contains all that is necessary for your Government in this business, at this stage of it.
I flatter myself you will be able to obtain the money by the time you mentioned, as I have the strongest reason to believe Mr. Gillespie will be with the paper at Hillsboro in the course of a week, where I understand everything else is ready and the Commissioners only wait his coming with the paper.