To Thomas Jefferson
Philadelphia May 13th 1793.
Sometime last fall I sent to Mr Young transcripts of the accounts respecting the Agriculture of this Country, which I had collected from Gentlemen of the best information on this subject, with whom I was acquainted in the middle States—New York & Virginia.
The account which you had the goodness to draw up was among the number.1
I have lately received from Mr Young a letter in reply to mine which accompanied these accounts—in which he makes the observations & queries relative to the Virginia Statement, wch you will find enclosed.2
As I wish this matter to be brought before Mr Young in as clear a light as the nature of it will admit—you will oblige me by giving, when convenient, such answers to the queries & such solution of the difficulties stated by him as your knowledge of the subject may enable you to do, that I may give him the most satisfactory information in my power.3 I am always, with much truth & sincerity—Yr Affecte Servt
ALS, DLC: Jefferson Papers; DfS, in Tobias Lear’s writing, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW. The complimentary closing of the draft was written by GW.
1. GW did write to English agriculturalist Arthur Young on 20 Oct. and 2 Dec. 1792, but he sent the abovementioned information in his letter of 18–21 June 1792 (see also GW to Jefferson, 17 June 1792, and note 2).