George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Savage, 17 March 1786

To George Savage

Mount Vernon March 17th 1786


I have received your letter of the 18th ulto, & one thousand bushels of Indian corn, and six bushels of peas, which your Schooner Molly and Betsey took in, on my acct at a Plantn of the deceased Mr Custis on Pamunky.

I have paid Mr Whitney, the skipper, twenty five pounds three shillings for freight of the same and taken his receipt therefor.1 I am Sir ⟨Your⟩ Most Obed. Servt

Go: Washington

ALS, owned (1970) by Mr. Randolph P. Barton, Salem, Massachusetts.

1For GW’s correspondence regarding the purchase of corn, see GW to Savage, 8 Feb., n.2. The receipt “for the freight of one thousand Bushels of Indian Corn and six Bushels of Peas, brought from the Plantation of the decd Mr. Custis on Pamunky River . . . ,” signed by John Whitney and John Fairfax, was offered for sale by Carnegie Book Shop, catalog 315, item 510, 1969.

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