George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Tilghman, 2 August 1786

From James Tilghman

Chester Town [Md.] Augt 2d 1786

Dear Sir,

I am honoured with your letter of the 20th of July[.] When I transmit your Paragraph relating to Capt. Asgill, to Mr Nicols it shall be under the restriction mentioned1—I am perfectly satisfyed you will do every thing in your power [to] assist Miss Anderson in the Recovery of Colo. Colville’s Legacy—and shall not trouble you any further on that head—My sorrows multiply[.] I have just heard that my Son Richard died on his passage from India to London and I have too much reason to fear the report is true[.]2 He was a credit to his family as was poor Tench[.] My Losses I must endeavor to bear[.] Submission is my part which I shall endeavor to act as well as I can. I have the honour to be with very sincere regard Yr Most obt hble Servt

James Tilghman


2Richard Tilghman (b. 1746) studied at Eton and the Middle Temple and before the Revolution returned to England to live. The report proved to be untrue; Richard Tilghman lived until 1796.

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