George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Josiah Parker, 29 March 1785

From Josiah Parker

Norfolk [Va.] March 29th 1785

Sometime since I did myself the pleasure of sending you some shrubs & vines which I hope got safe up; with this goes Some more but I am affraid this will be too late.1 With pleasure Dear sir I do myself the honor of subscribeing your respectfull & Obedient servt

J: Parker


1GW received the first of the plants and acorns from Parker on 18 March. He set out the plants on 6 April. On 13 April he sowed the acorns and also planted the live oaks that came in the second shipment from Parker. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 4:104, 114, and 118.

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