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From George Washington to Thomas Peter, 4 September 1798

To Thomas Peter

Mount Vernon 4th Sep. 1798

Dear Sir,

Your letter of yesterdays date was received last night; & I consent to Ship the 4 Hhds of Tobacco which I have in the Warehouses at George Town, & the 2 at Nanjemoy, in Mr Carltons Ship, & to his friends in London; supposing them to be good men—for they are strangers to me.

I shall rely on him to order Insurance thereon. The freight & Primage seems high, but if it is paid by Messrs Wilson & Potts I can not expect it for less, presuming I am not charged more.

I require no advance on the Tobo, but when the proceeds are known, I may draw for it in Goods. I am always your friend and affectionate Servt

Go: Washington

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

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