George Washington Papers

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Angell & Sullivan and Samuel Hanson, 26 February 1794

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Angell & Sullivan and Samuel Hanson

Philada. 26th Feby: 1794

By direction of the President of the Ud States, I transmit you an advertisement of his Jacks & Stud-horse; with a request from him, that you will be so good as to insert it in your paper during four weeks—omitting it one week & inserting it another alternately.1

The cost attending the above will be paid, as soon as made known by you.2 I am &c. &c.

Bw. Dandridge


1James Angell and Paul J. Sullivan published the Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser, and Samuel Hanson published the Columbian Chronicle at Georgetown, D.C. The enclosed advertisement offered the stud services of Knight of Malta, a jack imported from the island of Malta, and of Compound, a jack “from a Jenny of the same Island, and got by the large Spanish Jack (Royal Gift), and is now five Years old. They will cover at Mount Vernon, the ensuing Spring, at Four Pounds the Season (estimating a Dollar at Six Shillings), and a Half a Dollar to the Groom.” The services of Traveller, a “darkbay Horse, in his prime, full fifteen Hands high, handsomely formed and marked, and more than the Quarters blooded, will cover, at Forty Shillings (Dollars as above), and Half a Dollar to the Groom. Very good Pastures are to be had at Half a Dollar per Week, for each Mare or Jenny. The Fences are good, and the whole within an exterior one of Post and Rail, which contributes much to their Security; but against Thefts or Escapes there will be no Warranty. No Accounts will be raised for the covering of these Animals; of course, the whole Cost must be paid at the Stand, before the Females are taken therefrom” (Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser, 28 Feb. 1794).

2About the cost, see James Angell to GW, 16 May 1797 (Papers, Retirement Series description begins W. W. Abbot et al., eds. The Papers of George Washington, Retirement Series. 4 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1998–99. description ends , 1:143).

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