From William Crawford
Decemr 3⟨d⟩ 1772
I wrote you by V. Crawford I was indebted to Mess. Jacob Hitte & Son a Sum of mony whch I have not the mony to pay and afraid I Shall be Sued for it.1
If you can answear they sum in the enclosed order and Charge it in my wages for Survaying the Land of the Officers it would much oblidge Sir your Most Hume Sarvant
1. See Crawford to GW, c.15 Nov. 1772, n.4. Valentine Crawford arrived at Mount Vernon on 15 Dec., probably with his brother’s November letter in hand (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:148).