George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Unzaga y Amézaga, 26 August 1784

From Unzaga y Amézaga

Havana 26th August 1784.

May it please your Excellency

Immediately after General Stewart’s arrival here, he handed me your Excellency’s esteem’d favor of the 5th Feby this Year recommending me this gallant Officer,1 who remain’d here untill he finish’d settling his outstanding accts with the Inhabitants, wch without doubt were many, from the free Commerce carried on during the late War wth the Inhabitants of this Island.

I have procur’d General Stewart to be serv’d in all his Solicitations, & honor’d him all in my power, wch I have no doubt he will inform your Exy of, & repeating to your Exy the desire & wish I have of serving You—I remain &c.

Luis de Unzaga y Amezaga 2

Translation, DLC:GW; L, DLC:GW; Df, Archivo General de Indias, Seville: Legajos de Cuba 1354.

1GW enclosed his letter to Unzaga on behalf of Walter Stewart in his letter to Stewart of 5 February. It is printed as note 2 of that document.

2Written below the signature is: “This is from the Govr of Havana.”

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