George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 13 June 1796

Philadelphia 13th June 1796

Dear Sir,

Enclosed you have Bank Bills to the amount of Five hundred Dollars. From this fund I pray you to furnish Mr Frederick Kitt, my Household Steward with weekly sums as his occasions require—say from thirty to 40 dollars according to circumstances. It will enable you also to pay the duties on two Pipes of wine wch I understand is in the Ganges for and on my Acct. As this Wine is in dble cases—I had rather, as it will be to be removed again pay for the whole quantity, the [inner] Pipes originally contained, than have them uncased for the purpose of measuring the prest contts. With sincere esteem & regard I am—always Yrs

G. Washington


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