|Sir||New York. 25th augt. 1785—|
I do myself the honor of transmitting your Excellency a Letter from the delegates of Massachusetts & Virginia, by which, I believe, those Gentlemen mean to render me particular Service—
If it does not come too late, I trust you will think yourself justified, in writing with Mr. Jefferson, to send me on the business it mentions
My private affairs call me to Cadiz & Madrid—shall sail, in a small Vessell of my own, in two or three days. I inform your Excellency of this, that you may communicate your Resolutions to me at Madrid, where I shall remain some few weeks, if not call’d upon; or make the utmost to obey your commands.
If you will therefore take the trouble of writing to Mr Jefferson immediately on this subject he will do me the honor of conveying your Sentiments
I am, with all due respect & consideration, your / Excellency’s most obedient, very humble / Servant