From Josiah Parker
Norfolk [Va.] March 29th 1785
Sometime since I did myself the pleasure of sending you some shrubs & vines which I hope got safe up; with this goes Some more but I am affraid this will be too late.1 With pleasure Dear sir I do myself the honor of subscribeing your respectfull & Obedient servt
1. GW received the first of the plants and acorns from Parker on 18 March. He set out the plants on 6 April. On 13 April he sowed the acorns and also planted the live oaks that came in the second shipment from Parker. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 4:104, 114, and 118.