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From George Washington to William Thornton, 7 October 1797

To William Thornton

Mount Vernon 7th Octr 1797.

Genl Washington presents his compliments to Doctr Thornton.

Mrs Washington recollecting her promise of saving him a few of the Spanish Chesnuts, some are now sent.

They are immediately from the tree, & should, without delay, be planted where they are intended to remain—or put into a box with earth, otherwise they will soon get hard and worm eaten, & the vegetation be prevented.

AL, DLC: William Thornton Papers.

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