To Thomas Newton, Jr.
February 11th 1787.
It is now two or three months since I requested, in very explicit terms, that if my flour was not then sold, that it might be disposed of for what ever it would fetch, & the money remitted to me by Doctr Stuart who was then attending the Assembly, or some other safe conveyance. As I have heard nothing from you since, it is probable the letter may have miscarried—I therefore beg that no further delay may arise in transmitting me the proceeds, as I want the money.1
In the letter alluded to above, to the best of my recollection I asked if well cured Herrings commanded a ready sale at Norfolk and what pr Barrel.2I am Sir, yr most obed. Servt
1. On 4 May 1787 GW noted receiving a bill for £70 Virginia currency drawn by Newton on Colin McIver of Alexandria (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 245).