George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Newton, Jr., 11 February 1787

To Thomas Newton, Jr.

February 11th 1787.

Mount Vernon.

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

G. Washington


1On 4 May 1787 GW noted receiving a bill for £70 Virginia currency drawn by Newton on Colin McIver of Alexandria (Ledger B description begins General Ledger B, 1772–1793. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , 245).

2GW’s letter has not been found, but see GW to Newton, 19 Aug. 1786.

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