George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Morris, 21 September 1787

From Samuel Morris

Philad[elphi]a Septemr 21st 1787

Dear Sir

Mr Clement Biddle has just shewn me your Letter to him of the 19th by which I Observe I had been favour’d with a Note from you for a description of the Dogs sent by Capt. Ellwood. I never Receiv’d it, or would have immediately Answer’d it. The Names & descriptions follow

Droner, a black & white dog with spotts

Doxy—black or rather dark brown & white

Dutchess—mostly White & large

Hearkwell—a younger dog than either of the foregoing

with a long Tail & Spotted

These four are heavy dogs with long Ears

Shingas—nearly black

Pluto—mostly white

a little grey about their heads, shorter Ears than the others & lighter dogs, but these Six dogs have been thought of, as being as good as any in the Country.

Dublin—a young dog brown & white

Rover—ditto—with a black Spott on his Rump

These two were too young to Enter last Season, but from their make & breed I think will be slow & good.

I wish them safe to hand & that they may Afford you & your Friends as much pleasure as they often have to Your Sincere Friend & Obedt Servant

Saml Morris


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