George Washington Papers

Enclosure: Constable, Rucker, & Co. to Robert Morris, 12 June 1784

Enclosure

Constable, Rucker, & Co. to Robert Morris

New York 12th June 1784

Dear Sir

I return you the Generals letter on the Subject of his nephew. Tho’ a troublesome Charge to have the Care of a young man of Twenty distant from his parents, from the Character drawn of Mr Washington and from his Desire to learn Business I will take him as Apprentice.1

I presume he will not serve longer than Three years, less will not suffice the fee One Hundred Guineas. Rather than the young Gentleman should lodge at a Boarding House where he may be liable to improper Company, he may live with me at One Hundred Pounds per Annum, but should his friends have any eligible place in View, I would prefer his being fixed elsewhere. I am with much personal Regard Your obedt hule Servt For Constable Rucker & Co.

(Signed) Wm Constable

Copy, DLC:GW.

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