To Clement Biddle
Mount Vernon 3d July 1797
I presume my letter, enclosing the Power of Attorney, had reached your hands before your favor of the 20th Ulto was dispatched, altho’ the rect thereof was not acknowledged; and that the latter has enabled you to draw the interest of my Certificates at the Bank. Presuming on this, the letter to Mr McAlpan is sent, and open for yr perusal.1
Mr Morse having sent me his American Gazetteer, supercedes the necessity of your purchasing one for me.2 The Keys sent by Mr Aikens are returned, being too large, and of course useless to me, although they may be otherwise to him.3 With esteem I am Dear Sir Yr Obedt Hble Servt
P.S. When paid, please to send McAlpins acct to me.
ALS, PPRF; ALS (letterpress copy), DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.
1. GW’s letter to Biddle enclosing the authorization for Biddle to draw the interest on GW’s U.S. treasury certificates in Philadelphia is dated 8 June. Biddle’s letter of 20 June has not been found. See also GW’s letter to James McAlpin of this date.