George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Peters, 20 January 1787

To Thomas Peters

Mount Vernon 20th Jan. 1787


It is now more than six weeks since I begged to be informed in decided terms, if you would furnish me with 50 Bushls of Barley, that I might know whether to depend upon that quantity from you, or resort to Philidelphia for it, where it had been offered to me. I informed you too, that unless the latter was seasonably embraced I might, in case of failure in you, be disappointed altogether. To this momt (when arrangements should not only have been made, but the ground had in full preparation) I am left in uncertainty—a wish to be relieved from it, must be my apology for giving you the trouble of another letter on this subject.1 I am Sir Yr most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

ALS (photocopy), DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.

1Peters wrote GW on 3 Feb. and apologized for not having answered GW’s letter of 4 Dec. 1786.

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