George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, 31 March 1785

From Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer

Intend[an]ts Office [Annapolis, Md.]
March 31st 1785

Dear Sir

Inclosed your Excellency will receive an Order on Col. Hooe & Co. for £1069.1.7 which I have not the smallest doubt will be duely honored 1 you have also the Account of your Certs. liquidated by the Auditor.2

I shall always be made happy by the execution of any business that you may have to transact on this side of Potomack, being with the most perfect respect & esteem for all at Mount Vernon. I am Dr Sir Your Excellencys most affectionate & obedient Servant

Dan. of St Thos Jenifer


1This was the amount due GW for the Continental loan office certificates that Lund Washington had bought for him in 1779. See Jenifer to GW, 28 February. GW wished to have the money paid to Robert Townsend Hooe in Alexandria so that Hooe could buy a bill in New York for GW to pay George Clinton what he had borrowed from him in 1782. See George Clinton to GW, 5 Mar. 1785, n.1. Hooe wrote GW on 29 Mar. and 3 April that he would get the bill in New York for him and, on 6 April, that he had done so (see GW to Jenifer, 12 April 1785).

2Christopher Richmond, the Maryland state auditor general, “liquidated” GW’s Continental loan office certificates by providing GW on 31 Mar. 1785 with a statement of their value, after depreciation, in Maryland currency: £1,069.1.7. Richmond’s statement is in DLC:GW. See GW to Richmond, 6 April, and Richmond to GW, 8 April. See also Jenifer to GW, 28 Feb., n. 1, GW to Jenifer, 12 April, and Jenifer to GW, 15 April.

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