George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thompson & Veitch, 30 August 1799

To Thompson & Veitch

Mt Vernon 30th Augt 1799


Not sending to the Post Office every day, is the cause of my not acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 27th instant sooner.1

I now enclose you a check on the Bank of Alexandria, in discharge of my acceptance of William Auge Washington’s draught on me for $500 in favor of Messrs Waltr Roe & Co.2

If you know of any Vessel bound to Falmouth (England) I should ⟨be⟩ glad to send Mr Hambly a few Hams3—At all times I should be happy to see you at this place, being Gentlemen Your Obedt Hble Servant

Go: Washington

ALS (photocopy), ViMtvL.

1Letter not found.

3Thompson & Veitch replied from Alexandria later in the day: “We are favoured with yours of this date—incloseing Chk for five hundred Dollars being amount of your acceptance; At present there is no Vessel offering for Falmouth, nor doe we think there will be one soon from this Port. Should you wish to send anything to Mr Hambly you can direct it to our care, and it shall be immediately forwarded via Baltimore, Norfolk or to New York, to go on by the British packet. Be pleased to accept our Thanks for your polite invitation and we shall doe ourselves the Honour of waiting on you at Mount Vernon very soon” (DLC:GW). See William Hambly to GW, 13 April 1799.

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