George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert McMickan, 20 July 1773

To Robert McMickan

Mount Vernon Virga July 20 1773.


I wrote to you on the 14th Ulto to which I refer, having heard nothing from, or of, Danl Jenifer Adams since.

By the Swift Lawe Sanford Master I consign you 500 Bushls of Indian Corn which please to sell for the highest price you can get, and after sending me the several articles under written, remit me the Balle in Cash by return of the Vessell.1 I should be glad also to receive the other Balle due me on Acct of Herrings, with the Acct thereof by the same oppertunity. I am Sir Yr Most Hble Servt

G. Washington


1GW listed at the bottom of his letter the following items, the same that exactly one year before he had instructed Daniel Jenifer Adams to get for him: “A Barrel of Best Oranges, a Barrl of best Lemons or Lymes, 2 Pots of best Mixd green Sweet Meats, 1 Ditto of Ginger—10 lb. of best Tamarinds All preservd with wh: Sugr, A Pot of good dried Fegs if it be had on good Terms, A lb. of best Kian Pepper, Some Pine apples & Coco nuts” (commas added).

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