George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Gustavus Scott, 25 June 1797

From Gustavus Scott

Rock Hill [Md.] 25th June 1797.

Dear Sir.

I had the honor of your favor of the 24th Instt by Mr Peter; your Letter to Collo. Ramsey I will take with me to Phila. and deliver to him on my Return Home; as I shall go by the Way of Lancaster and return by Baltimore.1 In the mean time there can be no danger of any Inconvenience arising from the delay, as I was to give Mr Lloyd notice to what place to forward the Calf; which I shall do from Phila.

Nothing like a disposition, to do the thing that is right, had transpired from Messrs Reed & Ford after the arrival of the Mail on Friday Evening: to be ascertained of the fact I called on Mr Smith on friday Evening. I did not indeed find him at Home but received this information from his brother a young Gentleman Who writes in the Bank; and who woud not speak so confidently without good Ground.

I shall certainly wait on Reed and Ford whilst at Phila. but I must confess I have little hope of doing any good. Men who have so long persisted in Wrong are not easily taken out of the Tract.2 I have the honor to be with the greatest Respect Dr Sir Yr mo. obt servt

Gusts Scott


1GW’s letter to Nathaniel Ramsay has not been found, but see GW to Scott, 24 June, and also Scott to GW, 16 June, n.3.

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