George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Peter, 2 July 1798

From Thomas Peter

George Town 2d July 1798

Dear Sir

Your last cover’d a Receipt for Seventy Nine Dollars & two Hhds Tobacco.1

I have inquired the Cash price & Credit Prices of Tobacco; they are as follow 7¼⟨$⟩ 7¾ @ 60 days & 8.120,2 if you are not in immediate want of the Money, the Gentn who offers 7¾ dollars can be rely’d on, & from the present prospect of things perhaps you could not do better with it. Mr & Mrs Law were here Yesterday I think he is better than he was when last at M. V. she and the Child, injoy excellent Health, we are all well and go to H. Parke3 Tomorrow, I shall be down the End of the week & if you think of doing any thing in the Sale of your Tobacco shall then be ready to attend to it—We all unite in Love to you, Mrs Washington & Nelly & am Dear sir Yours with Regard

Thomas Peter


1Thomas Peter sent GW the money and two tobacco notes with his letter of 14 June.

2That is, a price of $8 with 120 days credit.

3Hope Park, located about ten miles west of Alexandria, was where Mrs. Peter’s mother, Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart, lived.

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