|Dear Sir,||Philadelphia 13, Feby 1797|
On Saturday morning I wrote to you by the Post, and in the afternoon [I received] your letter of the 10th instant.
Altho’ I had not intended to have gone to the price of one hundred and Sixty pounds for a pair of Mares for the purpose for wch those purchased were wanted, yet from  & Kreamers account of them,  pleased that you made it, & thank you for doing so.
Enclosed, I send you Bank Notes amounting to Six hundred Dollars, to pay for  part for the third one required, which (if obtained at all) I request may be  calculated for active movements than I presume the first two are. Whatever this sum shall fall short of the purchase and incidental expences will be immediately remitted to you and I should be glad to  all three of them here as soon as convenient. If a handsome bay horse, young & well broke to the draught, could readily be  not so, I shall readily acquiesce. Although I shall .
I pray you to accept my thanks for the readiness with which you have complied with my request and the  of the esteem & regard Dear Sir Your obedt 
NN: Papers of George Washington.