To Benjamin Fendall
Mount Vernon 6th Mar. 1798
Mrs Washington has been long in expectation of receiving what you took away unfinished, and was to have completed and sent to her; and prays that it may be done with out further delay, as she is in want of them; & must apply elsewhere if not done.1 I am Sir Your Obedt Hble Ser.
ALS (letterpress copy), DLC:GW.
1. The dentist Benjamin Fendall of Cedar Hill in Charles County, Md., was at Mount Vernon from 2 to 7 Dec. 1797 (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 6:271, 272). He sent Mrs. Washington a set of teeth in August 1799 (Fendall to GW, 10 Aug. 1799). GW had paid Fendall $60 on 7 Dec. 1797 (Day Book).