From William Deakins, Jr.
George Town [Md.] March 9th 1787.
I have sent by your Boat 200 Bushels Oats, tho the price is higher than I could have Wished but at this season they Generally Advance in price, I think you will find them Very good, & I am sorry I could not supply the full Quantity you want.1 I am with the highest Respect Your Excellency’s Obt hble Servt
Will. Deakins Junr
1. Deakins added this invoice:
|115 Bushels Oats @ 3/6||£20: 2:6|
|24 Bushels Poland Oats @ 3/9||4:10:0|
|61 Bushels 3/||9: 3:0|
|dollars at 7/6|
GW does not record in his cash accounts this purchase from Deakins. For the oats that GW bought in March from various people, see Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 242.