George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Lewis, 6 January 1793

To Robert Lewis

Philadelphia Jan⟨y⟩ 6th 1793

Dear Sir,

Enclosed are copies of letters written to you agreeably to their dates. They are sent on the possibility that the originals may have miscarried, although the probability, I hope is much against it.1

In a late letter to Mr Whiting, at Mount Vernon, I have directed him not to sell the Stud horse, but to deliver him to your order. The sooner you send for him the better.2

Your Aunt unites with me in best wishes for yourself and Mrs Lewis, and with sincere regard, I am—Your Affectionate Uncle,

Go: Washington

ALS, ViMtvL.

1GW enclosed copies of his two letters to Lewis of 23 Dec. 1792 concerning the proposed purchase of a tract of land adjoining the Dogue Run farm that was owned by William B. Harrison. The enclosed copies have not been found.

2GW had written his farm manager at Mount Vernon, Anthony Whitting, on 30 Dec. 1792 that he wished his stud horse Sampson to be “delivered to Mr Robt Lewis’s Order.” On 6 Jan. 1793 GW informed Whitting again that he had promised to give the horse to his nephew. Whitting informed GW on 9 Jan. that he had sent Sampson to Lewis on that day. GW had paid David Lacy £40 “for a large bay Stud Horse called Sampson” on 17 April 1790 (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 312).

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