George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Clement Biddle, 8 June 1797

From Clement Biddle

Philad[elphia] June 8. 1797.

Dear Sir

By Mr W. Bowie of Georgetown, who Undertakes to forward them,1 I have sent you the Unguent delamere and Smiths Comparative view of the Constitutions’—The picture frames are in forwardness and shall come by the first Opportunity by Water. I am very respectfully Your most Obedt & very huml. servt

Clement Biddle

Morse’s Gazetteer is not yet published but daily expected here from New York.2


1Washington Bowie (1776–1826), who was named for GW, was a merchant in Georgetown, Maryland.

2See GW’s order in GW to Biddle, 28 May, n.3. Biddle wrote below his signature:

Unguent de la Mere 4.  
smiths Constitutions 1.25

Jedidiah Morse sent to GW on this day a copy of his Gazetteer.

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