George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Bradford, 26 April 1779

From John Bradford

Boston 26th April 1779


The Chance of War has put in my possession a quarter Cask of Wine ship’d at Malaga1 designed for General Clintons own use, in the same vessel I found a keg of the Essence of lemon juice design’d also for him, my happiness wou’d have been proportionably greater, if it had been a pipe instead of a quarter Cask, your acceptance of those Articles will confer a favour on him, who has the honor to be with the most perfect Respect Your Excellencys Most Obedt & very hble servt

Jno. Bradford

Mr D.Q.M. Chase has sent foward the Articles.2

ALS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC: John Bradford Letter Books.

1Wines produced from the many varieties of grapes grown in the province of Málaga in southern Spain were highly prized.

2GW replied from headquarters at Middlebrook on 30 May: “I am much obliged by your letter of the 26th of April.

“The present is particularly acceptable, especially the lemon essence at this season” (Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript [misdated 1780], DLC:GW).

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