George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jeremiah Wadsworth, 18 May 1788

To Jeremiah Wadsworth

Mount Vernon May 18th 1788

Dear Sir,

Your favor of the 22d Ulto and a Barrel of Barley have arrived safe, & I pray you to accept my thanks for the latter. I lost no time in committing it to the Ground; & shall, (as it was good) look for a prolific return. My People, however, tell me it is a grain that is called Bare, and considered more as a Winter than Summer grain, tho’ it is, sometimes sown in the Spring they say.1 Mrs Washington joins me in Compliments, & good wishes for you and Mrs Wadsworth2—and with sentiments of great esteem & regard I am Dear Sir Yr most Obedt Hble Ser⟨vt⟩

Go: Washington

Colo. Humphreys is here, & begs to be remembered to you.


1Wadsworth’s letter of 22 April has not been found. Wadsworth was a businessman in Connecticut who also took an active interest in experimental agriculture and cattle breeding.

2Wadsworth married Mehitable Russell (1734–1817) in 1767.

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