George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Gustavus Scott, 4 July 1797

From Gustavus Scott

Phila. 4 July 1797.

Dear Sir

I do myself the pleasure of enclosing you a Line recd last Night from Messrs Reed and Ford.1 When I return I shall call on Mr Linghan and Know how far the Contents of these Genlns Letter may be depended upon.2 I have the honor to be with sentiments of perfect Respect Dr Sir Yr mo. obt Servt

Gusts Scott


1See Scott to GW, 22 June. The enclosure from Reed & Forde, dated “Monday 3 July 1797,” reads: “Reed & Forde inform Mr Scott that agreable to their assurances to Genl Washington they forwarded by Mr J.M. Lingan on Thursday last the power to transfer the 29 shares” (DLC:GW).

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