I am honored with your letter of the 26th Current, and am much concerned to hear of your having been indisposed and the trouble you have been at in travelling twice to Hillsborough, in quest of money; of the first I sincerely hope you are recovered, and that you have obtained the latter.
I took it for granted from your former information, that your purchases would be soon completed & wrote to the Board of Treasury, suggesting to them that about 200,000 pounds of Tobacco would be in readiness to ship from Washington to such port as they would advise, and requesting their directions as soon as possible. This letter was put in the hands of Col. William Blount, from whom I have not heard since his arrival at New York, but the vessel he went in to Philadelphia is returned. Mr. J. G. Blount writes me he imagines his Brother must have been at New York about the 8th of this month, if so, we must shortly hear from him, and I presume from the Board of Treasury. Whenever the latter is the