George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Craik, 28 August 1797

From James Craik

Augt 28th 1797

Dear Sir

Your favour of the 26th Instant was handed me by Mr Anderson, but from the hurry of business which at that time demanded all my attention I was prevented from answering it untill now1—For the Check on the Bank of Alexandria please to accept my warmest Acknowledgements the present of Turnips I receve also with Gratitude.1

In regard to my Account with you I find upon examination of my Book’s that I had a Settlement with Majr George A. Washington up to the 26th September 1792 for which he had my receipt, and that the last Account which commenced 17th October 1792 remained unpaid untill the 26th Instant—This Statement I think will be found correct upon referring to the Receipt which may be had Amongst Majr Washingtons papers2—Mrs Craik uniting in Respectful Complts to Mrs Washington and family I remain Dear Sir your Devoted & affte hume Sert

Jas Craik


1Letter not found.

2Craik’s account with GW beginning 17 Oct. 1792 has not been found. Craik’s new account, listing his charges for treating the people at Mount Vernon, mostly slaves, runs from 25 Aug. 1797 to 27 June 1799. It is in ViMtvL and has been transcribed for CD-ROM:GW. Craik was paid £97.11.9 in cash by James Anderson on 27 June 1799, to settle the account.

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