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From George Washington to William Pearce, 6 September 1797

To William Pearce

[Mount Vernon, 6 September 1797]

. . . but as the Season is now far advanced, and you have hitherto been unsuccessful, and the wages of those you think good, are besides high; I shall, rather than run a risk of doing worse, engage Cask [Cash], who seems to be a sober, active & obliging man, for the coming year, which will complete my wants. . . .1

The Collector, nos. 9–11 (1962), item r420. Only this printed fragment of the letter has been found.

1For the exchange of letters between GW and his former farm manager William Pearce concerning GW’s search for an overseer for Dogue Run and Union farms, see GW to Pearce, 17 July, 14 Aug., and Pearce to GW, 24 July, 27 August.

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