George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Montgomerie, 5 October 1769

From Thomas Montgomerie

5th October 1769


Nothing else than Mr Grayson’s not returning Home untill the day before yesterday, could have prevented me from giving you an answer relative to the payment of Mrs Savages annuity long before this time—I now beg leave to inform you, that it is his opinion as well as myne, that it would not be prudent or safe in me to answer your demand in behalf of Mrs Savage. With my best respects to Mrs Washington1 I remain Sir Your most Obt Servt

Thos Montgomerie

ALS, DLC:GW. In 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 , 3:363, the letter is printed as from Moses Montgomerie, which is incorrect.

1William Grayson practiced law in Dumfries and Thomas Montgomerie was one of its leading merchants. Both men visited GW at Mount Vernon in September. See GW to William Ellzey, 3 October.

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