George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Philip Marsteller, 25 July 1787

To Philip Marsteller

Philadelphia July 25th 1787


You would oblige me by letting me know whether there is a prospect of your purchasing, on the terms specified in my letter of Instructions, any of the Articles mentioned in the list handed to you therewith—particularly Blankets—as the Season in which these will be wanted, is now fast approaching, and against which they must be provided for the accomodation of my Negros.1 If there is a moral certainty of obtaining them through your means, I will depend thereon, if not, I must look out in time, and therefore give you the trouble of this Enquiry. I am Sir Yr most Obedt Servant

G. Washington


1For GW’s business arrangement with Marsteller, see GW to Marsteller, 15 Dec. 1786, and note 2 of that document.

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