George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jonathan Boucher, 4 September 1768

To Jonathan Boucher

Stafford Cty1 Septr 4th 1768

Revd Sir,

Mastr Custis was so much disorder’d by an intermitting fever, attended with billeous vomittings, that we were oblig’d (whilst in Westmoreland) to send for Doctr Mortimer to him2—He is now better, but not clear of slow fever’s, & very weak & low (being much reduced) which induces his Mamma to take him home with us, till he is perfectly restord.3 His Man comes with advice of this matter, & to fetch such parts of his Cloathing &ca as he wants. Our Compliments attend Miss Boucher & yourself ⟨mutilated Rev⟩d Sir ⟨mutilated⟩ Servt

⟨Go: Washingto⟩n

Jacky informs us ⟨mutilated⟩ he apprehended ⟨mutilated⟩ were to leave Se⟨mutilated⟩ on acct of the agu⟨mutilated⟩ Situation was subject ⟨mutilated⟩ when they are to return & I ⟨mutilated⟩able.4


1GW was still visiting his brother Samuel Washington in the Chotank area of Stafford County.

2Dr. Charles Mortimer practiced medicine in Fredericksburg. See Cash Accounts, August 1768.

4Boucher’s letter of 5 Sept. makes clear that this mutilated passage has to do with John Parke Custis’s report of his schoolmaster’s intention to dismiss his pupils for a while at about this time.

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