George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Clement Biddle, 29 January 1785

From Clement Biddle

Philad[elphi]a Janry 29. 1785

Dear General

I just met with a Sloop going immediately for Potowmack by which I have time to send the Two bags of Grass seed received from mr Boudinot which the Captain has promised to deliver if possible at Mount Vernon otherwise to mr Thompson at Colchester.1

The other kind of Grass seed I could not yet procure tho’ I have applied to every person in Town who collects those Articles & to several farmers. I have the honor to be with great respect Your Excellencys Mo: Obedt & very humle servt

Clement Biddle

ALS, DLC:GW. Addressed: “By the Sloop Dolphin Cap: ⟨Rice⟩.”

1For reference to the grass seed, see especially GW to Biddle, 3 Nov. 1784, n.2. William Thompson was a merchant in Colchester, Virginia. Later this year Lund Washington’s niece became Thompson’s wife.

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