George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Dandridge, 21 September 1790

From John Dandridge

Pamocra1 [New Kent County, Va.] Septr 21st 1790


I have for a long time intended to forward to you the present inclosed Deed for the Gloucester land, & must beg pardon for my neglect in omitting it.2 I have, for a year past, monthly expected to be able to make you some payments on account of Doctr D. Stuart, & have still been disappointed.3 The most positive promises have been made that I shall receive some considerable sums at the meeting of our next Genl Assembly; I[n] which case I shall immediately make an opportunity of remitting to you.

I must request you to make my most dutiful & affectionate compliments to my Aunt, & permit me to join yourself with her in my congratulations on your return to Mount Vernon.4 Her Friends here are generally well; & I dare say, still remember her with affectionate respect. I am, Sir, with great regard & sincere Esteem, Yr Obt Servt

Jn Dandridge

ALS, NN: Washington Collection.

For previous correspondence concerning the Gloucester County land that Dandridge offered GW in 1788 as payment for a debt owed to GW by the estate of Dandridge’s father, see Dandridge to GW, 27 Oct. 1788 and source note, 6 Dec. 1788, 8 Oct. 1789, GW to Dandridge, 18 Nov. 1788, 26 Mar. 1789, GW to Warner Lewis, 19 Dec. 1788, 24 May 1789, Lewis to GW, 1 and 11 Mar., and 9 May 1789.

1Pamocra was Dandridge’s New Kent County, Va., estate.

2For the enclosed deed, which has not been found, see Dandridge to GW, 8 Oct. 1789.

3For Dandridge’s payment on account of his father’s estate to the estate of John Parke Custis, see David Stuart to GW, 14 July 1789 and note 9, and GW to Stuart, 26 July 1789.

4Dandridge’s father, Bartholomew, was Martha Dandridge Custis Washington’s brother. For GW’s homecoming on 11 Sept. 1790, see GW to Charles Carter of Ludlow, 14 Sept. 1790, n.2.

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