George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Joseph Webb, Jr., 30 June 1781

Wethersfield June 30th 1781

Dear Sir

your polite Letter shou’d have been answer’d before this but when the Letter arrived I was at Colchester about 25 Miles from here which I hope will excuse me, Mr Denny delivd the Work man the Leather; (& the Boots I now send) The Bills enclosed Amounting to £3.6.0. I hope they will please your Excellency, they appear to me too short—but Mr Thrasher the Bootmaker declares they are according to your Measure—We are extreamly sorry to hear of the ill State of your Ladys Health—and sincerly hope before this She is recover’d—Mrs Webb says She feel’s anxious for her going to Virginia wou’d rather prefer her coming to Wethersfield where she will find a Number that will be happy to shew her every Civility in their power—When you did us the Honor of your Company at Wethersfield we only regret we cou’d not enjoy your stay much longer & are happy you were pleased with your Jaunt—and hope for an Opportunity whenever it may be consistant to your Excellency’s Business that you will make Wethersfield your Quarter’s & the same House which is always at your service—Mrs Webb Joins in Compliments to your Good Lady & self.

Accept Dear sir my Best wishes for your Health & Happiness a Glorious End of the War a Happy Return to your Family to Enjoy that domestick Happiness due to you. I am most sincerly Yr Excellencys Most Obt H. sert

Jos. Webb

Dear sir Just as I was closing this Letter Majr Tallmadge has been polite Enough to say He is now packing a H. Hd of Boots to forward on to Colo. Sheldon which will be with you in about four Days—& offers to take Charge of your Boots I have Therefore Delivd ’em to him.

The other pair will be stouter—shou’d they not suit your Excellency we beg you not to take ’em but let us know it & We will send you a nother pair.


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