George Washington Papers

To George Washington from George Digges, 7 April 1775

From George Digges

Warburton [Md.] April 7. 1775.

Dear Sir

My Father & Mr Hawkins will take four hundred Bushel of your Salt, & I will copy a few Advertisements to be put up in this Neighbourhood—your Vessel may come along side of our Warf, which I apprehend wou’d be more Convenent for the people that may want to purchase.1 The family Join in Comptts to all at Mt Vernon, with Dear Sir Your Mos. Od. Sert

Geo. Digges


1GW’s brigantine Farmer arrived at Mount Vernon on 2 April with 3,000 bushels of salt from the Turks Islands in the Caribbean. George Digges’s father was William Digges of Warburton, and Mr. Hawkins was probably George Fraser Hawkins (c.1741–1785) whose home in Prince George’s County, Md., was directly across the Potomac from Alexandria. See Cash Accounts for April for sales of salt by GW.

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