To Laughlin Macleane
Mount Vernon in Virginia June 6th 1768.
In a Letter of the 10th of March which I recd from Colo. Robt Stewart in Jamaica, he directs me to draw upon you for a sum of money which I lent him in 1763—I accordingly do so in favour of Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. for £302 Sterg which was the nett amount of two Bills (exclusive of Intt wch I have no intention of charging) remitted him at that time.1
Among the number of your Acquaintance & well wisher’s, none coud be better pleased at hearing of the notice taken of your merit2—nor will more rejoice at yr future prosperity than Dr Sir, Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt
ALB, DLC:GW. Addressed to “Lauglin Macleane Esqr.—Queen Ann Street Cavindish Square London.”
2. Dr. Macleane, who was in America with the British army from 1758 to 1761, served with GW in the Forbes campaign of 1758. From 1766 to 1768 he was undersecretary of state to Lord Shelburne, and he was elected to Parliament in 1768. Like Robert Stewart, Macleane was one of the lot holders on St. John’s Island (see Stewart to GW, 17 Sept. 1761, n.1).