George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Moore, 30 April 1768

From Thomas Moore

Apll 30th 1768

Dear Sir

Since I came from your House1 I have seen Colo. Braxton who has acquaintd me that what passed between you and him Self proceeded from his being unacquaintd with my Sercumstances in short we have made up all matters and as it may be opening the breach again to give fresh security to you I am desireous the Bond may Stand as it is takeing out th⟨e Interest⟩ for which I now Send you fresh Bond which you may depend on my dischargeing when I receve my Money which will be due the 2d day of November next for the Security of this last Bond I send you some notes of hands of Gentn of distinguished fortune and merit2—I shall ever acknowledge the kind treatment I have reced from you in your indulgence and am Dear Sir Your very obliged humble Sert

Thos Moore

ALS, DLC:GW. The words in angle brackets are taken from Hamilton, Letters to Washington description begins Stanislaus Murray Hamilton, ed. Letters to Washington and Accompanying Papers. 5 vols. Boston and New York, 1898–1902. description ends , 3:312.

1GW noted in his diary of 8 Mar. that “Colo. Thos. Moore calld here on his way from Alexa. Home, but made no stay” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:44).

2The notes of hand have not been found. Carter Braxton was a cosigner of Moore’s original bond of indebtedness to Martha Parke Custis in 1758. It was he who paid GW the full amount that Moore owed after Moore’s property was auctioned in 1770. For a discussion of Moore’s indebtedness to Martha Parke Custis and of his financial difficulties, see Thomas Moore to GW, 24 Oct. 1766, and the source note of that document.

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