George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Donald, 22 May 1787

From Alexander Donald

Richmond 22d May 1787


At the desire of Docr Stewart,1 I have the Honour of enclosing you Mr Morris’s note for 200 Dollars, And the first of Messrs William Alexander & Co’s. bill on same Gentleman for 894. 85/90 ths payable at ten days sight—Both which I hope will get safe to hand.2

I beg you will do me the favour to acknowledge receipt of the above money. I will not trouble you with the second Copy of the bill, if I find the first gets to your hands.3

It would give me very great pleasure if I could be of any service to you here; & my House in London, carried on under the Firm of Donald & Burton, would have equal pleasure in rendering you any service there. I beg you will beleive me to be with very great respect and Esteem Sir Your mo: obt Sert

A. Donald

ALS, DLC:GW. This may be in the hand of Donald’s clerk.

Alexander Donald, an import-export merchant in Richmond, acted as Robert Morris’s business agent in Virginia.

3GW acknowledged the receipt of the money on 2 June (see Donald to GW, 20 June), but GW’s letter of 2 June has not been found. See also GW to David Stuart, 1 July.

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