Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle
New York, 3 June 1790. “The Cook arrived and entered upon his duty on the 1st of may; he gives us good dinners, and the Steward says he conducts himself well. We are much obliged by your agency in obtaining him.”
ALS, PHi: Washington-Biddle Correspondence; copy, in Lear’s writing, ViMtvL; LB, DLC:GW.
For the search for a cook for the presidential household, see Tobias Lear to Daniel Grant, 28 Feb. 1790 and notes.