George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edward Snickers, 19 July 1758

From Edward Snickers

July the 19: 1758

dere Coll I Shold take it as a greait faver if you wold Send the Cash for the iron by the forst opertunetey to me as i have got the order and it is in Closed in this Leter and all youere frendes are dowing all that Lyes in thare power to have you alectid and I hope it will be ⟨mead⟩ out if you wore here youere Self it wold be out of despute So no more at present from youere Redey frend and hombil Sarvent to Comand

Edward Snickers

N.B. mr Balindine Sent Mr Linton up after the pay for the i[r]on ⟨mutilated⟩ mr Smith and as he Cold not geat it he give me an order.1 i am yours E.S.

ALS, DLC:GW. Snickers sent this letter “by favor of Mr Allen.”

Edward Snickers lived near Buck Marsh Run in Frederick County and operated an ordinary that GW sometimes patronized. GW had paid Snickers £7.9 on his account as recently as 21 June. Snickers’s Gap in the Blue Ridge takes its name from Edward Snickers.

1See GW to John Ballendine, 18 April 1758. The first record of GW’s paying either Snickers or Ballendine for iron after this time is his payment of £44.12.3 to Ballendine on 2 Dec. 1758, which precipitated a long dispute between GW and Ballendine.

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