George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Price Posey, 23 April 1779

To John Price Posey

[Middlebrook] 23d Apl 1779.


You will oblige me by lending your aid to bring my business under the care of Mr Hill & Davenport to a close. in doing this I wish you to be governed entirely by the advice & direction of Colo. Bassett.

I would have every thing belonging to me (& not taken by Mr Custis) disposed of & the money remitted to Mr Lund Washington for my use.1 I am Yr sincere friend & obt Servt

G. W——n.

ADfS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1GW enclosed this letter in his letter of 22 April to Burwell Bassett, asking him to peruse it before forwarding it on to Posey. Posey replied from Virginia on 3 June: “Colo. Bassett deliverd me Yours of 23d April—I then desired him to informd Your Excellency It wou’d give me Singular pleasure in doing any thing to serve you—which I doubt not he has done before this—I imbrace’d the first oppertunity after receiveing Your letter of informing Mr Hill—& Davenport—that I was requested to close all matters respecting Your Business with them emediately—Mr Hill then informd He woud soon be ready to Settle all matters—as well Mr Custis’s as Yours—But has not yet—but expect he will in few days—I shall be directed by Colo. B. Bassett—& the money I receive will be remitted as you direct” (DLC:GW).

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