George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Matthias Slough, 20 October 1797

From Matthias Slough

Lancaster [Pa.] 20th October 1797

Most Hond Sir

I have the Honour to acknoledge the receipt of your Esteemed favour of the 14th Currt1 by your Domestick Christopher and to mention to you that I paid Imediate attention to its Contents by writeing to a Friend at Lebanon where Mr Stoy resides to render every assistance to the Lad which may be Necessarry during his Stay With the Docter and to pay any Expence attending the Cure, He has however returnd and informs me That the Doctr will Call on me for his Fee which when he Does I shall most Cheerfully pay and Transmit to you the Bill,2 Permit me my Dear Sir to assure you That I shall at all times Esteem it the highest Honour to have it in my power to render You every Service in my power which you may please to do me the Honour to require of me and that I remain your much Hond and Most Obediant Servant

Matthias Slough


1Letter not found.

2For the correspondence with Dr. William Stoy about his treating GW’s servant Christopher for a dog bite, see GW to Stoy, 14 Oct., and Stoy to GW, 19 October. For Stoy’s complaint about not being paid for his services by Slough, see Stoy to GW, 28 Feb. 1798.

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