To John Washington
Mount Vernon Mar. 6th 1775.
Mr Fitzhugh deliverd me your favr of the 13th Ulto on Tuesday last—but as I receivd it on the Road, I could not answer it by him & wish it was in my power to do it satisfactorily now1—So far am I from having £200 to lend, that, involvd as I am with one expence and another, particularly in a very heavy charge of seating my Lands over the Alligany Mountains in order to comply with the conditions of the Grant, I would gladly borrow that Sum myself for a few Months; so exceeding difficult do I find it, under the present scarcity of Cash to collect enough to answer this emergency, & at the sametime comply with my other engagements—This information you may rely on as a fact from Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt
ALS, C-S. The letter is addressed “To Mr Jno. Washington near Leeds in King George.”
1. Mr. Fitzhugh was probably William Fitzhugh of Chatham.