Your Excellency’s Letter of yesterday I duly received and notice its contents.
Immediately after the receipt of your answer to mine of the 29th of May, respecting the Tobacco, Genl. Skinner, for whom the contract was made, wrote to the Commissioners of the Treasury by Dr. Williamson, who was to negotiate the Business there and to write by the first Post, after the business was in readiness. The answer from that Quarter is not yet come to hand, nor indeed can it be expected so early as this. As soon as the answer comes to hand, it shall be laid before your Excellency. I am in no doubt of succeeding in obtaining the Credit at the Treasury Office. If so it would throw matters into confusion, If I should obtain the Credit and the Tobacco should be disposed of. I don’t recollect in my proposals of being confined to any particular Warehouse to receive the Tobacco.