George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Clement Biddle, 5 February 1784

To Clement Biddle

Mount Vernon Feb. 5th 1784.

Dear Sir,

On the 8th of last month I wrote to you for 70 yards of Livery Lace, of which I was in immediate want, and requested to have it sent by the Post to Alexandria—As there is some reason to believe the Post has hardly gone through, yet, I beg leave to repeat my want of it, & to pray it may be sent as soon as possible—The lace should be red & white, Inch, or 3/4 of an Inch wide, or any where between.

I would now thank you for sending me a two pole Chain, exact in its length, & not too small, or weak in the links—this I wish to receive soon too.

The things you were to send by water, did not arrive before the Frost set in, & I have heard nothing of them since. I am with esteem & regard Dr Sir Yr most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

ALS, PHi: Washington-Biddle Correspondence.

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