George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Peter, 22 July 1798

From Thomas Peter

Hope Park 22d July 1798

Dear Sir,

I received your favour of the 8th Current last week, passing through George Town from my Farm to this place Incloseing three Tobacco Notes, weighing Nett twenty Eight Hundred & forty five pounds; this I could then have disposed off at 7¾ $ Sixty days, but my Father had just got an offer of ten dollars for fifty Hhds pay[abl]e in 120 days, that Credit you being willing to give I left it in his hands to dispose off with his,1 I shall see him I expect in a few days & shall advise you respecting it. We are well, Love and affecn to all, & I am—Dear Sir yours with Regard

Thomas Peter


1Thomas Peter’s father, Robert Peter, was a prominent merchant of Georgetown.

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