George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Ridout, 7 September 1785

From Thomas Ridout

Bordeaux. 7. September 1785.


The letter on the other side is Copy of that I had the Honor to write your Excellency the 31 of last Month—by way of L’orient; this goes by the Brig, Peggy Capt. Cunynghame bound to Charles Town So. Carolina & to Baltimore on board of whom I have shipped a bale directed to you from the Marquis de la Fayette, with orders to be delivered to Colo. Tench Tilghman at Baltimore to whom I have written & sent the bill of lading1—Wishing you May receive it in good Condition, I have the Honor to be with the greatest respect Your Excellency’s Most Obedient servant

Thos Ridout


1Ridout writes GW on 4 Nov. that the “bale” referred to here was the package from Lafayette which GW asked about in his letter to Ridout of 20 August. GW on 20 May 1786 acknowledges receipt of the package.

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