George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Gustavus Scott, 23 April 1797

From Gustavus Scott

Geo[rge] Town [Md.] 23d April 1797.

Dear Sir.

I have the Honor of your favor of the 22d Instt with the Inclosures. In this and in every other Instance within my small Powers it will give me infinite pleasure to obey your Commands.

I will wait on Messrs Lingham and Smith this day & if no unforeseen difficulties occur close the business tomorrow. & forward a Certificate of the Transfer by the earliest Mail after the Transfer is made. I have the honor to be with sentiments of perfect Respect dr sir Yr mo. obt servt

Gusts Scott

The servant having waited longer than I expected I have recd from Capt. Linghan an answer to my note which I enclose.1


1The text of James Lingan’s signed but undated letter reads: “I shall (as I have before said) transfer 41 Shares to Gen. Washington when Reed & Ford obligation appears & If I can make It conveniant to be at Bank to morrow at ⟨4⟩ oClock & ⟨their⟩ obligation is there It will be done. I have no more of their shares in my hands” (DLC:GW).

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