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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.”
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.
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...
I had the honor of writing you the 2d Ultimo, informing Your Excellency of my having purchased and forwarded the White & Red Lead to Lund Washington Esqr. I have since received a letter from Mr Niell of Baltimore that he had received them safe, and wou’d send them on to Alexandria Immediately; the Passage down the Bay was not perfectly safe, as some Refugee Boats had taken several small Craft....
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...
Your Excellencys favours of the 4th Instant came to hand Yesterday. I have engaged as good a Saddle & Furniture as can be made here, with a handsome Birdoon Bridle. they will be finished on Tuesday or Wednesday at Furthest and shall be sent on Immediately by a safe conveyance. If Possible to procure it will get Plated Stirrups Irons & Bitt & Birdoon as they are neater & better I hope the whole...
Your Excellencys favors of the 17th & 20th were delivered me Yesterday have made particular Inquirey 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...
Your Excellencys favour of the 14th Instant, was handed me by Mr Washington, to whom I gave every assistance in my power, but was extreamly sorry I was out of Town on his Arrival. Mr Bringhurst notwithstanding his repeated assurances to have the Chariot ready by the time apointed & agreed on, has disapointed me. I offered him any part of the money whenever he pleased to call for it—not having...