George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Peter, 27 August 1798

To Thomas Peter

Mount Vernon 27th Augt 1798.

Dear Sir,

I am much as you left me yesterday—Weak, but (I hope) gathering strength.

You have a receipt, at the foot of your A/c for the money paid me yesterday—In the one sent you some time ago to be forwarded to Mr Veatch it was mentioned that the 18/9 was to be charged to the A/c of Chas McDeavitt.1

Doctr Thorntons plan is returned with thanks;2 our love to Patsy

& the Children; to Mrs Law also—with hopes of her perfect recovery. I am—Yr aff[ectionat]e

Go: Washington


2For the identity of the “plan” that William Thornton had given to Thomas Peter, see the editor’s note, Peter to GW, 18 Oct. 1798, in Harris, Thornton Papers, description begins C. M. Harris, ed. Papers of William Thornton: Volume One, 1781-1802. Charlottesville, Va., 1995. description ends 1:473–74.

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