George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Clement Biddle, 29 May 1788

To Clement Biddle

Mount Vernon May 29th 1788

Dear Sir,

Enclosed is a bill of lading for Ten Barrls of Shad, and Forty Barrls of Herrings which you will please to dispose of on Commission to the best advantage1 for the benefit of—Your Most Obedt Hble Servant

Go. Washington


1The shad remained unsold at summer’s end; see Biddle to GW, 24 Aug., and GW to Biddle, 16 September.

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