[Written on reverse of letter, Samuel Osgood, et al., to Walker, 1789 September 8]

Gent

            Your Letter of yesterday has been handed to me.

            The Books & papers of the Secret Commee have been locked up & have not been opened there Six Weeks, the only reason of their not having been sent to your office before now, was my wish to advise with you first on the Subject of Mr. Morris Vouchers, he having mentioned to me long since, that if I ever gave up the papers before the [accounts] were settled. I must return him his Vouchers. if the Board have no objections to this the accountant may have the rest of the papers whenever he pleases.

            As to reporting a Statement of the [accounts] to the present time. I did about six weeks before I looked up the papers transmit to the Board a General Statement of the progress made in the adjustment at that time, & the Books will Shew if any [account] has been settled since that.

I am &c,

Benjamin Walker, Esquire

 

 

Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.096, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 March 31