George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Clinton, 9 June 1787

To George Clinton

Philadelphia 9th June 1787

My dear Sir,

At length, I have obtained the means for discharging the balle I am owing you. Mr Morris will direct his corrispondent in New York to pay you the sum of Eight hundred and forty dollars, which will be about the amount of £325.6.0 (the balle of your Acct as rendered to Jany last) with intt thereon of Seven prCt till the middle of this month.1

As this is intended as a letter of advice only, I shall add nothing more at present, than my best and respectful Complimts to Mrs Clinton and the rest of your family, and that I am with sentiments of very great esteem and regard My dear Sir Yr most Obedt, and Affecte Hble Servt,

Go: Washington


1GW enters this payment to Clinton on 16 June in his Philadelphia Cash Accounts, 9 May–22 September. It was to pay off what he owed for the joint purchase by him and Clinton in 1784 of a 6,000–acre tract of land in Montgomery County, N. Y. (see particularly GW to Clinton, 25 Nov. 1784, n.2; see also GW to Clinton, 5 Nov. 1786). George Clinton’s account with GW (NjMoHP), dated 5 Feb. 1787, shows GW’s payments in 1784 and 1785 on the principal and interest of the £2,500 that he owed for his moiety of the land, leaving the balance of £325.6 due. Clinton wrote on the bottom of this letter: “Recd £836 Dollars of Mr Wm Constable to whom gave a Rect in full Dated 12th June.”

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