George Washington Papers

From George Washington to James Carter, 27 April 1772

To James Carter

Mount Vernon April 27th 1772


As it has been your usual Custom to discharge the Interest of your Bond at the April Genl Court I have directed Mr James Hill to call upon you for it as I can not be down myself & he is directed in respect to the application of the Money.1 His receipt with this Letter will be equal to one passed from Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

ALS, owned (1993) by Mr. Robert Gardner.

1For James Carter’s annual payment of interest to John Parke Custis on a loan made to Joanna McKenzie, see Settlement of the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, 20 April 1759–5 Nov. 1761, in Papers, Colonial Series description begins W. W. Abbot et al., eds. The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series. 10 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1983–95. description ends , 6:253, 255, 257, 260. See also Memorandum, 27 April 1772. Carter paid the £10.16 interest to Fielding Lewis. See James Hill to GW, 24 July 1772, and note 3 of that document.

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