George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Burwell Bassett, 20 November 1778

From Burwell Bassett

Wmsburg [Va.] 20 Novr 1778

Dear Sir

Your favour of the 30 is just come to hand & I have taken a few minute from the Business of the Senate to inform you that Mr Custis has refused to take the Corn & in consequence of that I sold it to Finnie for the use of the Army. He is to take it away as soon as Davenport can deliver it, the Wheat was sold by Hill before I got your Letter the Fodder &ca Mr Custis will take & I shall comply with your request as to the other thing I shall dispose of your Tobo with my own tho I shall not be in a hurry about it as I think Tobo will take arise, I forgot to mention the price of the Corn which is five pounds pr Barrel the Money shall be sent to Mr Washington by the first safe oppertunity, The Assemble has been sitting ever since the first of October but have done very little Business as yet I shall write you fully by Colo. Wood.1 I am Dr Sr Yr Mo. Affnate Freind & very Hble Servt

Burl Bassett


1Bassett’s next letter to GW, which has not been found, was dated 30 March 1779; see GW’s letter to him of 22 April 1779.

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