From Thomas Richardson
George Town [Md.] June 27. 1784
This day week I forwarded you a letter from Colo. Biddle covering Invoice of sundrys Shipd by him for your Accot by Colo. Hooes Brigg, this covers a Bill of 4 Mattrasses which he informs will be shipd by a Sloop belonging to Capt. De Gallatheau that would sail soon.1 I am with great Regard Your very hble Servt
Thomas Richardson was a merchant in Georgetown, Md., with whom GW had been associated before the Revolution in a movement to extend the navigation of the Potomac above Georgetown and Alexandria.
1. Clement Biddle’s letter has not been found, but the invoice in Richardson’s hand, dated at Philadelphia, 22 June, and signed by James Whitehead for Clement Biddle shows total charges of £49.10.2 for four “Matrasses,” of which £37.11.2 went to Amelia Taylor for making the mattresses (DLC:GW). See GW to Richardson, 5 July 1784. Robert Townsend Hooe was a partner in the mercantile firm of Hooe & Harrison in Alexandria.