From Fielding Lewis
June 25th 1758
I recd yours inclosing Forty Pound wch I have placed to your Credit, and shall settle your Acct with Mr Strother.1
James Gallemore the bearer some time sinc⟨e⟩ deserted from Colo. Byrds Regmt and is now return’d on my promise that he shall be excused for it, as he2 voluntarily surrenders himself I immagine he will meet with a ready Pardon. I am Yr most Humble Servt
1. According to his cash accounts GW sent £40 to Fielding Lewis by Charles Lewis on 18 June 1758 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 39). The only Strother account in Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends is GW’s account (f. 278) with the heirs of William Strother regarding purchase of land at Ferry Farm. For a discussion of this, see Robert Carter Nicholas to GW, 5 Jan. 1758, n.1. The Va. Regimental Accounts, 1755–58, however, contain two other Strother accounts. On 29 Oct. 1756 John Strother was paid for nine muskets, and on 29 Aug. 1757 Anthony Strother was paid “a Years rent of a House in Fredericksbg for a Guard House to Lodge Drafts &c.” (DLC:GW). GW’s letter to Fielding Lewis has not been found.
2. Lewis inadvertently wrote “the” instead of “he.”