George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Nicholas Fitzhugh, 15 March 1798

From Nicholas Fitzhugh

Ravensworth March 15 1798

Dear sir

I send you by the Bearer 2 black heart Cherry trees, a two pound pear, an one pound pear and a French Pear imported by Mr George Digges of Maryland, the name of which he could not inform me, having lost the Labels. I am sorry that I have been prevented from sending them sooner, having been detained from Home longer than I expected, by unforeseen business; however I hope it is not too late to set out Trees.1

You will much oblige me if you can spare me a few Garden Herbs, particularly the Rasberry & Goosberry. Be pleased to make my Respects to your Lady & Family (in which request Mrs Fitzhugh joins me) and believe me to be Dear sir Yours with Esteem

N. Fitzhugh


Nicholas Fitzhugh (1764–1814), son of Henry Fitzhugh (1723–1783) of Bedford and Sarah Battaile Fitzhugh (1731–1783), lived at Ravensworth in Fairfax County and was married to Sarah Ashton Fitzhugh, the daughter of GW’s niece Ann Washington Ashton.

1This George Digges has not been identified.

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