George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Matthew Whiting, 10 August 1786

From Matthew Whiting

Snow Hill 10th Augt 1786

Dear Sir

I recd yours and am very sorry that it did not come ten days sooner as I had parted with all the money that I had by me however the first that comes into my hands will take care to pay you. Should of been glad to of let you had wheat for sowing if I had any that I could recommend. I had parted with all my old wheat and the new I think but very Indifferent.1 I am with Complements to your good Lady and am Dear Sir Yr mo. Obt Hble Servant

M. Whiting

ALS, DLC:GW.

Matthew Whiting (d. 1810) lived at Snow Hill on Bull Run in Prince William County.

1GW received on 8 Dec. 1772 £250 from Whiting, leaving £27.8.8 still due. See GW to Fielding Lewis, 20 April 1773, n.2, and Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 109. The account was settled on 27 May 1787 “By a Bill drawn by Wm Hunter Junr Esqr. upon Robt Morris Esqr. for £50 Pensylviania Currency” (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 109).

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