George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Humphrey Knight, 13 July 1758

From Humphrey Knight

Alexandria. July 13th 1758


I wrote to you as often as proper but fearfull Some of the Letters miscarried I sent you an Acct of all I Recd and what is Due to you, by the boocks Mr John Augt. washington Left with me, I shall be Cairfull and Dilligent you may be sure In Your business an all Accts I have paid Mr Piper and Recd all Rents and Cash I can, and Shall Render a Just Acct you need Not Doupt,1 the Great house was Raisd about 6 Days ago the bricks is all burnt, in Quantanty Sixteen thousand2 all things Goes on well I hope, our nagros & stock ⟨mutilated⟩ Well Your Colts Groes well, we have ⟨mutilated⟩ Planting which is a Strang thing in our Parts but short Seasons and hot weather Some is mising but we Shall be Delegent in making it Good When a season permits, I shall work the Carptrs to your advantage I hope and all the Rest of your people that I am Consernd with We have a very find Crop of Corn and in Good Order I am Sir Your Very Hble Servtt to Comd

Humphrey Knight


1The most recent letter from Knight and the only previous one found is that of 16 June 1758.

2For references to the progress being made in the work on the house at Mount Vernon during the summer and fall of 1758, see John Patterson to GW, 17 June.

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