|Dear Sir,||Geo. Town Novr 18th 1796|
I have received your much Esteem’d favor of the 14th Instant with a letter for my Brother which shall be forwarded. he has gain’d his Election by a Majority of 347 Votes. In my Journey to the Glades last August I engaged 20 Bushels of Oats to be delivered to Major McCarty at the Mouth of New Creek by the first Instant. & I have Wrote McCarty they were for you & requested him to have them sent down by his Boats this Fall, & I have hopes they will come to hand. I am with much Respect & Esteem Dear Sir Your Obt Servt
Will. Deakins Junr
DLC: Papers of George Washington.