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From George Washington to Joseph Barrell, 30 March 1794

To Joseph Barrell

Philadelphia March 30th: 1794


Your favor of the 25th of Novr last, and the Sea Otter skin with which you were pleased to present me by the hands of Colo. Sergant, were not (as he probably has informed you) received at this place until a few days ago; or I should, most assuredly, have thanked you ’ere this for your kind and polite attention to me.1

I now pray you to accept my acknowledgment of the favor—and the assurance of the esteem with which I am—Sir Your Most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

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

1On Massachusetts merchant Joseph Barrell’s acquisition of a sea otter skin and for Winthrop Sargent’s presence in Philadelphia, see Barrell’s letter to GW of 25 Nov. 1793, and notes.

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