George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Samuel Lewis, Sr., 29 September 1799

To Samuel Lewis, Sr.

Mount Vernon 29th Septr 1799


I thank you for the trouble you have taken to explain the omission in the regularity of forwarding the Gazettes. I had ascribed it to the cause you have mentioned before the receipt of your letter of the 20th instant.1

I am not anxious to complete a file of the Aurora. If however, when Colo. Lear (my Secretary, & at present absent) returns, any of the numbers are missing, I may, probably, give you the trouble of replacing—or rather—filling them up.2 I am Sir Your obedt Humble Servant

Go: Washington

ALS, PHi: Washington manuscripts.

1Letter not found. Lewis was a clerk in the War Department.

2For Tobias Lear’s trip to the mountains, see Presly Thornton to GW, 16 Sept., n.4.

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