George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Joseph Valentine, 6 August 1764

From Joseph Valentine

August 6th 1764


in my Last Letter to you I told you I had in Closd the weights of the Crops of tobaco but in makeing up my Letter I had three others to in Close and I intirely forgot to put in that I have in Closd that to you now and hope it will not be amiss.1

I have Seen Jonathan Catlif and have spoke to him a bought the mill stones he tels me the best size is 4 feet over and 14 inches thick Brumswick I think is a good deel Better then he was when I wrote to you Last2 he sertainly was poysond we have had a fine Refreshing Rain and has nightly Revived our Crop which was almost Burnt up be fore the Rain Came but if the weather suts I am in hopes of makeing a tolarable Good Crop yet and if in my power will have it made Exceeding good ass to the arronoco tobo that gilliam and dite Howl has got I will have it kept by itself and do ass you think proper with it have no more to ad at present but Remain your most humble servent

Joseph Valentine

ALS, ViHi: Custis Papers. The letter is directed, “By post to Alexandra.”

1Valentine’s last letter was dated 29 July.

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