April 14th, 1789.
I had the honor to receive your Official communication by the hand of Mr
Secretary Thompson, about one OClock this day. Having concluded to obey
the important and flattering call of my Country, and having been impressed
with an idea of the expediency of my being with Congress at as early a period
as possible; I propose to commence my journey on thursday morning which will
be the day after tomorrow. . . .
(Letter courtesy of the Lilly Library, University of Indiana)