George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Peter, 16 May 1798

From Thomas Peter

George Town 16th May 1798

Dear Sir

I called on Colo. Deakins agreeable to his request; Mr Perry could not pay the sum that ⟨mutilated⟩ in his hands, but expects shortly to do it, & ⟨as soon⟩ as he does, Colo. Deakins will Furnish you with a Statement—The inclosed Hundred & Thirty two Dollars is on A/c of Mrs Prissilla Beall, as is that in the Hands of Mr Perry.1

A White Man called on me this Morng hearing that I wanted to Engage a Brick Maker, he will work for you at Seven Shillings pr M Make, Set, & burn, (& found)—These he says are his lowest terms.2

I had Yesterday arrived from my Farm the Rare Ripe Corn I promised you; it and some things I was to have sent to Mrs Washington by the Carriage are now ready—We are all well, Patty sends her Love to you & Mrs Washn my best respects & I am Dear Sir with much Esteem yours

Thomas Peter


1See Peter to GW, 14 May, and note 2 of that document. Mrs. Priscilla Beall was a tenant on GW’s Maryland land (see source note in Priscilla Beall to GW, 2 April 1797).

2Following this at the end of the letter is this table, a listing of the notes included in the enclosed payment from Priscilla Beall:

Columbia Notes 1 No. 94 50
1  "  148 50
1  "  50 1
1  "  100 1
1  No.  96 10
1  "  71 10
1  "  52 10

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