George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Sedwick, 11 April 1786

From John Sedwick

Leesburgh April the 11th 1786


The Suit that I mentioned to you at Shannan-Doah Falls that was Isued in your Name, hath been tryed & Mr Snickers was cast. There was a Suit commenced in the General Court in the same affair in your Name which hath cost me considerable I have no otherways of recovering the Cost but by taking an Execution against you beg you will not be displeasd, as I am only acting as an Executor.1 I am Sir Yr Most Obdt Hble Srt

John Sedwick

N.B. Mr Snickers with drew the Suit in the General Court. J.S.


1See Sedwick to GW, 8 Aug. 1785, and note 2 of that document. By “Snickers was cast” is meant that Snickers was defeated, that he lost in court.

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