George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Dandridge, 26 March 1789

To John Dandridge

Mount Vernon 26th March 1789

Dear Sir,

The enclosed letters will shew you the reason of my not having written to you sooner upon the subject of the Land which you offered me.1 If the valuation mentioned by Colonel Lewis is agreeable to you I will take it at that; but if you think the price too low I am willing to wait for the payment of the debt due from your fathers Estate until you can discharge it by some other means more agreeable to yourself at a more convenient time.

Your Sister Patty2 is well and joins your Aunt, myself and the others under my roof in love and best wishes to you and the family. With very sincere regard I am, Dear Sir—your Affecte friend & Hble Servant

Go: Washington


1For a description of the Gloucester County lands that Dandridge was offering to GW in payment for a debt owed to GW by Bartholomew Dandridge, see John Dandridge to GW, 27 Oct. 1788, source note. GW probably enclosed with this letter his correspondence with Warner Lewis, who was assessing the value of the land for GW. See GW to Lewis, 19 Dec. 1788, and Lewis to GW, 1, 11 Mar. 1789.

2Martha (Patcy) Washington Dandridge.

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