George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Benjamin Ogle, 12 July 1786

From Benjamin Ogle

Annapolis July 12 1786

Dr sr

It was not the least inconvenient to spare six fauns as I am at present fully stocked, & I shall think you lucky if you raise half—It would have been a very difficult matter to have got that number had I not this Spring forced the deer intirely out the Woods & great part of the Park, tending it in Tobacco with a view of laying it down in Grass in the fall it having grown over with Sedge I hope you received the fauns safe.1 I am Sr with great Esteem Sincerely yrs

Ben. Ogle


1GW exchanged letters with Ogle in 1785 regarding deer for GW’s park (GW to Ogle, 17 Aug. 1785; Ogle to GW, 20 Aug. 1785).

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