To Arthur Young
New York, August 15th 1789.
Recollecting that in one of your letters to me you had requested me to send to you a sample of the wool produced by my sheep,1 I directed that a fleece of a middling quality should be sent to me at this place after the season of shearing, which has been done, and I now transmit it to you by the british Packet, directed to the care of Messrs Wakelin Welch and Son in London. I am Sir, your most obedient Servant.
1. Young requested a sample of wool in a letter to GW of 1 July 1788, and on 4 Dec. 1788 GW replied “I would willingly have sent you a lock of the wool of my sheep, agreeably to your desire, but it is all wrought into cloth, and I must therefore defer it until after the next shearing. You may expect it by some future conveyance.”