George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Deakins, Jr., 18 August 1797

From William Deakins, Jr.

Geo[rge] Town August 18th 1797

Dear Sir

Since I had the pleasure of seeing you I have made enquiry for Rye & find no Quantity can be had at a reasonable Price our Farmers Ask one Dollar per Bushel & cannot engage to deliver it sooner than the Middle of October. I have therefore declined to make any engagements for it—I set out for the Allegany to day & will make one more ⟨mutilated⟩ to get you the Genuin Glade Oats.1 I am with Great Respect Dear Sir Your Obt Servt

Will. Deakins Junr


1For references to GW’s search for rye, see GW to William Pearce, 14 Aug., n.1.

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