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From George Washington to Thomas Peter, 1 September 1798

To Thomas Peter

Mount Vernon 1st Sep. [17]98

Dear Sir,

Your letter of the 29th Ulto came duly to hand.

I had no expectation of getting such a price as I mentioned to you in my last, for the little Tobacco I possess: but rather than take 7 a 10$ pr hundred, I would (as it has been obtained without any advance of Cash) ship it, and run the hazard of a foreign Market. But you have not informed me whether there be, at George Town, any Vessell that would receive it on Consignment—whither bound—&ca—All of which are necessary to be known before I can finally decide whether to Ship or sell.1 I am gathering strength—and with best regards, I remain Your Affectionate

Go: Washington

ALS, ViMtvL.

1For the recent correspondence between Thomas Peter and GW regarding the tobacco that GW received in payment from his tenants in Montgomery County, Md., see Peter to GW, 9, 17, 29 Aug., and GW to Peter, 12, 27, 28 August. For the arrangements made to send this particular shipment of tobacco abroad on consignment, see Peter to GW, 3, 10 Sept., and GW to Peter, 4 September.

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