From Matthew Whiting
Snow Hill 10th Augt 1786
I recd yours and am very sorry that it did not come ten days sooner as I had parted with all the money that I had by me however the first that comes into my hands will take care to pay you. Should of been glad to of let you had wheat for sowing if I had any that I could recommend. I had parted with all my old wheat and the new I think but very Indifferent.1 I am with Complements to your good Lady and am Dear Sir Yr mo. Obt Hble Servant
Matthew Whiting (d. 1810) lived at Snow Hill on Bull Run in Prince William County.
1. GW received on 8 Dec. 1772 £250 from Whiting, leaving £27.8.8 still due. See GW to Fielding Lewis, 20 April 1773, n.2, and Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 109. The account was settled on 27 May 1787 “By a Bill drawn by Wm Hunter Junr Esqr. upon Robt Morris Esqr. for £50 Pensylviania Currency” (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 109).