George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Josiah Parker, 23 May 1786

From Josiah Parker

May 23rd 1786

Dear sir

Captn Nicholson has left with me a pair of Gold Fish which would have been sent to you before but feared to remove them dureing the Winter. I have now sent them to Genl Weedons care; to whom I Sent a box from New York last winter for you,1 with great respect sir your most obedient Servt

J: Parker


1Josiah Parker, the naval officer and collector for the port of Portsmouth, had in the past sent GW plants and seed from tidewater Virginia. See Parker to GW, 24–28 Feb. 1785.

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