George Washington Papers

From George Washington to James Wilkinson, 14 March 1793

To James Wilkinson


Sir,Phila. March 14th 1793

I had the pleasure to receive your polite letter of the 1st of Novr by the hands of Capt. Prior—and shortly after the two Kegs of fish therein mentioned came safe to hand.1 They were truly a novelty here—and if the Western Waters abound with such fine fish as these appear to be, it may be considered as no small addition to the many favours which nature has lavished upon that desireable Country.

This token of regard & attention is entitled to, and must receive the best thanks & acknowledgements of Sir Your most Obedt Servt.

Copy, in Tobias Lear’s writing, ViMtvL; LB, DLC:GW.

1For Capt. Abner Prior’s arrival in Philadelphia on 26 Dec. 1792 with two kegs of salted fish, as well as a delegation of Wabash and Illinois Indians, see Wilkinson to GW, 1 Nov. 1792, and note 1.

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