George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Tobias Lear, 16 August 1797

From Tobias Lear

Washington August 16th 1797

My Dear Sir,

I was yesterday at the Great Falls, when Frederick informed me that he could calculate with certainty upon getting two hundred bushels of Rye, and perhaps more, from 4/6 to 5/ pr bushl.1 The farmers will begin to get it out in a few days, and as soon as there may be enough received to make it an object to send for it, he will give me information thereof. I am, my dear Sir, most respectfully & affectionately Your obliged & sincere friend

Tobias Lear


1For GW’s decision to raise more rye and less wheat, see GW to William Pearce, 14 August.

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