I take the liberty to inclose your Excellency a protested bill of exchange drawn by Samuel Johnston, Esq., public treasurer of this State, in my favor for $250. Please to put the papers in some gentleman’s hands to get me an allowance made for the same, together with costs. Mr. Johnston, being at the Assembly, can alledge the reason of this bill being protested. I expect others will share the same fate, by bearing equal dates for the like sums, and the drawer having omitted giving a letter of advise in time, specifying the number, dates and sums. No further account from southward as yet.