|Sir||Philadelphia 31st Decr 1796|
I am directed by the President of the United States to inform you that he has not been unmindful of the receipt of your several letters. He transmitted them to the Secretary of the Treasury and directed him to report thereon, which he accordingly did on the 28th instant. By calling on me when convenient You shall have an opportunity of seeing the report. I am Sir, Your Hble Servt
Geo. W. Craik
DLC: Papers of George Washington.