George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Mitchell, 25 March 1780

Philada 25 March 1780

Dr Sir

Your Excellencys favors of the 17th & 20th were delivered me yesterday have made particular Inquiry at the several Coach Makers, and have found a Neat Genteel Chariot which is near finished, and can be compleated with Harness for four Horses in two or three Weeks. the price is Two Hundred & Ten pounds in gold or the Value thereof in Current money—I can not procure one under this sum from any of the Workmen here, & believe it is the lowest price—the man who has it has promised to waite a Week for your Excellencys answer.

I believe all the Necessary Furniture & Lining can be procured here for a Chariot if you chuse to have one made but doubt much if it will be cheaper. I can not acertain what the Furniture &c. will cost, as some part must be made here and others bought at Different places.

The Brushes went to Camp last Week, the several articles you ordered with the Mop & Chamber Pot shall be sent this next Week they are giting ready—the Shirt Buttons went by an Express Yesterday. hope they will answer—Mrs Mitchell Joins me in most respectfull Compliments to Mrs Washington—I have the Honor to be with great respect Your Excellency’s most obedt hum. Servt

John Mitchell

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