Gunston Hall, January 23d, 1768
The Ohio Company, being informed that their case is referred by order of his Majesty and Council to the consideration of the Governor and Council of Virginia, who are to make a report thereon, I have, at the instance of several members, wrote to his Honor the Governor, to desire the favor of him to inform us of the purport of this order &c.; what is expected from the Company in consequence thereof. I have taken the liberty, Sir, to enclose the letter under cover to you and must beg the favor of you to make such inquiries and procure such copies as you think necessary for the Company's information, as well as forward any answer the Governor may think fit to favor us with.
There is to be a meeting of the Company at Stafford Court House on Tuesday, the 23d of February next, where we expect the have the pleasure of your company. I enclose an advertisement to give notice of it, which you will please to have inserted in the VIRGINIA GAZETTE. One is already sent to the printer at Annapolis.
I received your favor of the 11th December last and wished it was in my power to oblige you with the sum you desire, but I had some little time before let out what cash I had by me upon Maryland bonds, with a promise to the gentleman who borrowed it not to call for it soon. I made some large purchase. If I should be lucky enough to receive any considerable sum next summer, I will let you know it.
I beg my compliments to your lady, and am, Sir, Your most obedient humble servant,