George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Fielding Lewis, 10 June 1758

From Fielding Lewis

[Fredericksburg] June 10th 1758

Dr Sr

I have sent you 4 pss. Blankets wch contain 60 Blankets, as I have no receipt for them shall be Oblig’d to you to give one to Mr James Strawhan,1 or the Cash wch will be more acceptable as it often proves Troublesome gitting of it below. I am yr most Huml. Servant

Fielding Lewis

A Bale WW No. 2


Colo. Washington for the Country Dr

To 60 Blankets @ 11/6 £34.10.0
 Package & Cord 2.6

Dotr Halkerston desires me to inform you that he has never recd a farthing of his last Acct given in against the Country, and says that he hopes you will assist him in getting of it as you directed him to take care of the Sick. The acct amt to Eighty Five Pounds & upwards.3

Capt. Thomson is arriv’d in Potomack from London.4


1This may have been James Strachan of Fredericksburg, who was married to the half sister of GW’s mother Mary Ball Washington.

2GW sent £40 to Fielding Lewis in Fredericksburg on 18 June by his brother Charles Lewis.

3Dr. Robert Halkerston of Fredericksburg may have been due money for attending recruits for the Virginia Regiment at Fredericksburg in the summer of 1756. See GW to John Robinson, 5 Aug. 1756. Lewis, Strachan, Halkerston, and GW were fellow members of the Masonic Lodge at Fredericksburg. See Daniel Campbell to GW, 28 June 1754, n.4.

4Capt. John Thompson, master of the King of Prussia, entered the Potomac on 9 June.

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