George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Peter, 18 July 1799

To Thomas Peter

Mount Vernon 18th July 1799

Dear Sir,

Enclosed are Notes for two hogsheads of Tobacco—as below—Nanjemoy Warehouse, paid me for Rent.1 If you can sell them in George Town it would oblige me; either for Cash, or on a moderate credit. If you cannot, they may be returned, or retained until I come up to the meeting of the Potomac Company the first Monday (5th day) of next Month in George Town.

I earnestly hope that this meeting will be full, & effectual; for, in my opinion it has become indispensable. All here are well, & unite with me in best wishes for you and yours. I am—Dear Sir Yr Obedt & Affe. Servt

Go: Washington

ALS, ViMtvL; ALS (letterpress copy), NN: Washington Papers. GW incorrectly endorsed the letterpress copy 17 July.

1An entry for 30 June in GW’s Ledger C description begins Manuscript Ledger in Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, N.J. description ends reads: “Recd from George Dunnington thro. the hds of Doctr [Daniel] Jenifer on a/c of Rent for the place he lives on—2 Hhds Tobo as below.

Mark No. Gross Tare Net
GD 249 1136 96 1040
250 1122 100 1022 dated June 21st 1799

Will. Adams—Inspect.”

GW also inserted the same chart at the end of this letter to Peter. George Dunnington was one of GW’s tenants in Charles County, Maryland.

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