George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Battaile Muse, 15 June 1785

From Battaile Muse

June 15th 1785

Honourable Sir

I was so unfortunate Some time ago as to Loose Mr Whiting Replevey Bonds due you—since which I have obtained a replevey Bond for £199.8.0 with Interest there on from the Twenty fifth day of December Last[.] Mr Whiting has Promised to Confess a Judgement in Berkeley Court next Tuesday on my staying Execution untill September[.] the sheriff of Berkeley Mr James Crane has Promised to Pay the Money in September Next—you may be assured that I will recover the Money for you as soon as Possable.1 I am sir your Most Obedient Humble servant

Battaile Muse


1In the issue of the Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser of 5 May, Battaile Muse entered a notice dated 3 May that the evening before there had “DROPPED from my servant’s horse, at the Bridge near the Church, about eight o’clock last evening, a pair of black SADDLE-BAGS with an iron lock, which contained a number of bonds, receipts, and other papers in a red pocket-book . . .” He noted: “Among the number of bonds there are two replevy bonds, given by Mr. Henry Whiting to His Excellency George Washington, one for £.149 8s. the other for £.50.”

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