George Washington Papers

From George Washington to David Parry, 25 April 1784

To David Parry

Mount Vernon 25th April 1784


Altho’ I have not the honor of a personal acquaintance with your Excellency, I take the liberty of introducing the bearer Major George Auge Washington, a Nephew of mine, to you. Bad health, & the advice of his Physicians induce him to try the Sea air, & a Vessel presenting from the port of Alexandria for Barbadoes he has taken a passage in her to that Island, from whence he may soon depart for some other, as it may not be proper for him to remain long in a place.1 I have the honor to be &ca

G: Washington

Note—the above was written to the Governors of the several West India Islands.


David Parry was governor of Barbados from 1784 until his death in 1793.

1On 18 July Parry, writing from Barbados, thanked GW “for giving me an Opportunity of becoming Acquaintted with so pleasant a man” (DLC:GW). It was not until 25 May 1785 that GW thanked Parry for his letter and for the attention he had shown George Augustine Washington. See also George Augustine Washington to GW, 27 June 1784.

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