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    • Mitchell, John
    • Mitchell, John
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I had the pleasure of your Excellencys favor of the 4th Instant from Fish-kill—I have been to see the Chariot mentioned in your Letter, and several others wch are to be sold, but none of them apears to me fitt for your Service or such as wou’d please Mrs Washington they are all Carriages wch have been long used & refitted up to serve the purchasers that now owns them—I have some expectation of...
I had the honor of writing you last week by Express. I have since seen a Chariot wch I believe wou’d do for a Traveling Carriage for Mrs Washington. it is Mrs Montgomery’s, is in tolerable good order, has a box wch can be taken off, the Harness pretty good, a proper Saddle for a Postillion &c., the price is £750—what wou’d be Necessary to make it compleat wou’d cost about £75 more—I have...
I have the honor of your Excellency favor of the 26th past. have inform’d Mrs Montgomery that you wou’d not want her Carriage it has been no loss to her waiting your Answer. am extreamly sorry the large Bowl was broke, if I can procure an Other will send it as carefully as possible, Shou’d the Trunks prove too large when you see them will indavour to procure smaller. have sent four Table...
I have the honor of Your Excellencys favor of the 17 Instant I have made inquirey for a Sett of Queens ware, but am affraid it will be difficult if not impossible to procure them. I will do all in my power to get them as quick as possible—the Candlesticks I hope to procure Tomorrow—the fur is prepairing & will I expect go by the bearer. if not will send it by the Waggon which caries the papers...
It has not been from want of atention to your Excellencys commands that I have not sent you the several Articles you wrote for, long ere this; but it has not been in my power to procure them sooner. I have sent the Queens ware, Candle-sticks & Snuffers by a Waggon who setts off this day, they are as carefully packed as I cou’d get them, & hope they will get safe to Head Quarters the...
have sent your Excellency some time ago, the several Articles you ordered, which hope you have recieved safe, and were such as you wanted some few of the things ordered cou’d not be procured, but if possible they shall be got & sent, hope your Hatt fitted and pleased you. If there is any thing in my power, or in which I can render your Excellency any service, you will do me honor by favoring...
Letter not found : from John Mitchell, 26 Sept. 1779. On 30 Sept., GW wrote Mitchell: “I was last evening favoured with yours of the 26th.” For GW’s description of the contents of this letter, see GW to George Clinton, 1 October.
Letter not found: from John Mitchell, 24 Oct. 1779 . GW wrote Mitchell on 6 Nov.: “Your favors of the 24th and 30th ulto are both at hand.”
I have this day taken lodgings for Mrs Washington, at Mrs Roche’s who has Rented the late Mr Israil Pembertons house & Garden, Mrs Washington is to have a handsome front Parlour, a good Bed Chamber, Kitchen, & Rooms for Servants, I shall order wood to be laid in, & get some of the best Tea, Sugar, Coffee &ca for her before she arrives in this City, I hope this will be agreable to your...
I have the honor of your Excellency’s favor of the 14th instant and would immediately have set off for Camp agreeable to your desire but the Business of my department is at present in such a situation as renders it next to impossible for me to be absent. The Virginia troops cannot be furnished with necessaries and means of proceeding on their Route if I am absent, nor can the duties of my...