George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Clement Biddle, 19 September 1787

To Clement Biddle

Head of Elk [Md.] 19th Septr 1787.

Dear Sir,

Yesterday before I left the City, I wrote to Captn Morris requesting the favor of him to furnish me with a description of the hounds he was so good as to give me, that I might know how to apply the names contained in the list you sent me; for without, though I had eight names, I might not apply one right; Whether Captn Morris sent the discription, or not, I will not say, but it did not come to my hands, and without it, I shall find myself at a loss. I asked some other questions also; answers to which would be satisfactory, and I would thank you for obtaining & forwarding them to me by the first Post after this letter shall have reached you; my letter to him, will remind him of them, on your application.1 I am Dear Sir Yr Obedt & Obliged Servt

Go: Washington

ALS, PHi: Washington-Biddle Correspondence.

1GW’s letter to Samuel Morris has not been found, but see Samuel Morris to GW, 21 September.

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