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From George Washington to William Thornton, 11 September 1799

To William Thornton

Mount Vernon 11th Sep. 1799

Dear Sir,

The 20th of this month—when Mr Blagden would require an advance of a thousand dollars—being near at hand—and Mr Peter affording a good and safe opportunity to remit it—I enclose for this purpose, a check on the Bank of Alexandria, to that amount.1

Mr Peter informs me that his brother [ ] has Ironmongery of a good quality, which he wants to dispose of, and would sell cheap. I pray you therefore to inform Mr Blagden of this circumstance, request him to examine it, and if of the kind & quality he requires & to be had on good terms—to supply himself therefrom, and at the foot of the Invoice to draw upon me for the amount; which shall be immediately paid.2 With great esteem & regard I am Dear Sir Your Most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

ALS (photocopy), DLC:GW; ALS (letterpress copy), NN: Washington Papers.

2For reference to GW’s acquiring the iron articles needed by George Blagdin for the houses that he was constructing for GW on Capitol Hill, see Thornton to GW, 1 Sept., n.1. Which of Thomas Peter’s five or more brothers had iron for sale at this time has not been determined.

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