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From George Washington to Thomas Peter, 8 July 1798

To Thomas Peter

Mount Vernon 8th July 1798

Dr ⟨Sir⟩

⟨I have⟩ been duly favored with your letter of the 2d of July; & enclosed are the two Tobacco notes which were forwarded to me by you—and another which had been paid some time before to Mr Lear—Nos. &ca as below—and request the favour of you to dispose of them in safe hands, for what they will fetch.1 In this case giving 60 or 120 days credit will make but little difference with me; a promissory note being given for the amount. We are glad to hear you are all well. we are as usual, and I am Dear Sir Your Affecte Servt

Go: Washington

ALS (letterpress copy), DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.

1The two tobacco notes are those which Thomas Peter sent to GW on 14 June and which GW acknowledged the receipt of on 20 June. GW listed the notes at the bottom of this letter:

No. Gross Tare Nett date
IW 414 996 104 892 ⟨30th illegible⟩ 1797
714 1080 108 972
715 1086 105 981 illegible⟩ June 179⟨8⟩
Total 2845

Peter wrote GW about these notes on 22 July. For GW’s reference to the tobacco note received by Lear, see GW to Lear, 25 June.

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