George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Beverley Robinson, 8 May 1763

To Beverley Robinson

Mount Vernon May 8th 1763.

Dear Sir

The Inclosed for my friend Collo. Stewart is of some consequence, and I take the liberty of recommending of it to your care—If he should be Imbarked for England as I must suppose he is before this (by his Letters) pray be so good as to forward the packet to him by a safe conveyance—if in York you will do me a favour in delivering of it—and in either case of hearing by Post whether it got safe to your hands or not.1

Mr Peter Robinson has been paid the amt of your Acct as I doubt not but he has advised you2—We have little News stirring, the Definitive Treaty of Peace at last seems concluded and gives general Joy to the People of this part of the World.

I parted with the Speaker (who is in a way of adding to his Family) about four days ago in perfect health.3 I beg you will make a tender of my Compliments to Mrs Robinson and your Family and do me the favour to believe that with very great esteem I remain Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt

Go: Washington


2For the supplies that GW asked Beverley Robinson to send him from New York, see his letter to Robinson of 27 Sept. 1762. Peter Robinson (1718–1765), a man of large property in King William County, was a cousin of the brothers Beverley and John Robinson.

3GW was in Williamsburg on 2 and 3 May (see Cash Accounts, May 1763), and it probably was at that time that he saw Speaker John Robinson. Robinson and his third wife, Susanna Chiswell Robinson whom he had married in December 1759, had three children—John Chiswell, Susanna, and Mary (Polly).

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