George Washington Papers

From George Washington to David Stuart, 5 February 1786

To David Stuart

Mount Vernon Feby 5th 1786

Dear Sir,

The Vessel which brought the inclosed, has delivered the 800 Bushels of Oats for which you contracted with Mr Savage—Besides these, I have taken 100 more; for which I am to pay Flour. L. Washington has taken anothr & the remaining 200 hundred are taken to Alexandria for you.

I have engaged this Man to bring the Corn from York River—He expects to stay no longer than Monday (to morrow) at Alexandria; if you propose therefore to send Wheat fans by him to the Plantations below you have no time to loose in getting them on board.1

I hope Mrs Stuart, to whom & yourself I offer congratulations on the encrease of your family, is quite recovered—With great esteem & regard I am—Dr Sir Yr Obedt & Affecte Servt

Go: Washington

Mrs Washington presents her love to Mrs Stuart and wishes to know how she is.


1See Stuart to GW, 18 Dec. 1785, n.1, GW to George Savage, 8 Feb., 17 Mar. 1786, and Savage to GW, 18 Feb. 1786. See also Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 4:270–71.

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