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From George Washington to James Piercy, 1 December 1799

To James Piercy

Mount Vernon 1st Decr 1799

Sir,

In answer to your letter of the 27th Ulto1—If you have no Vessel passing below this (from whence the Sugar could be landed with very little trouble or delay) I request that it may be deposited at Colo. Gilpin’s, in Alexandria.

Let the cask in which it is packed, be well secured; the Sugars hitherto had from you, has, sometimes, fallen short in weight.2 I am Sir—Your very Hble Servant

Go: Washington

ALS (letterpress copy), NN: Washington Papers.

1Letter not found.

2In January 1800 Lear wrote on behalf of Mrs. Washington to Piercy, a sugar manufacturer in Washington, about providing sugar for Mount Vernon. See Piercy to GW, 23 May 1798, n.1.

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