George Washington Papers

To George Washington from George McCarmick, 26 August 1789

From George McCarmick

Washingtown [Pa.] Augt 26th 1789

Honoured Sir

after my Best Complyments to you, I then Beg your Excelence pardon for this liberty, I should be happy if there Should be Any Appointment to be made in the westran Cuntry Either in Survaying or Any Other thing that wood be advantages to me as I am a old Sufferar; that you wood think me wourtha off: if you wood do me the honour to think of me in Sutch Casses, which trust I Should Strictly Execute to the Greattest truth.

Thought when I Saw you last I Expected that flower wood abeen So high here as two dollars pr hundred but it was not So high, it was not higher then 12/6d. pr hund and from that down to ten shillings Owing to the Cuntry being indebt to the marchants and the fixing the Standard here as the[y] do in other places for wanting of the farmmers haveing of fortude, the Same flower that the marchants Got here, the[y] Sent to the nue Orllenes and Got 13½ Dollr pr barrall and has Return’d, and tell me that the[y] Cleared 10 ten Dollars pr barrell, the Indians has been very piceable here this Summer Except Steeling Some horses at wheeling and taking a man and his wife at the Kings bottom in July last. I beg leve to Subscribe my Self your Excelence most obt & very Humb. Sart

Go: McCarmick


George McCarmick often performed services for GW in western Pennsylvania. See GW to John Canon, 22 Mar. 1789, n.2. According to its endorsement, Canon delivered this letter to GW. McCarmick did not receive a federal appointment.

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