George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Warner Lewis, 30 April 1775

To Warner Lewis

Mount Vernon 30th April 1775

Dr Sir

I shall be much obliged to you for the interest due on your Bond in Novr last, to wit £401—It is not in my power to attend the meeting of Merchants in Williamsburg this Spring, but Colo. Fielding Lewis will do me the favour to negotiate my business this Court.2 I am with respectful compliments to Mrs Lewis & your Family3—& with very great esteem Dr Sir, Your most Obt Servt

G: Washington


1For Warner Lewis’s debt to John Parke Custis, see Custis Account Book description begins GW’s Accounts Kept for Martha Parke Custis and John Parke Custis, 1760–75. Manuscript in Custis Papers, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. description ends .

3Warner Lewis was married in 1746 to Eleanor Bowles Gooch, widow of William Gooch, Jr., son of the former governor.

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