George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Weedon, 3 December 1787

To George Weedon

Mount Vernon December 3d 1787

Dear Sir,

I have received your letter of the 25th Ulto enclosing the proceedings of the Cincinnati of this State, which I am much obliged to you for forwarding to me.1

I will, agreeable to your request, send some cuttings of the Golden willow to Alexandria to be forwarded to you, but I imagine this is an improper season to put them out, for as they are to be propagated from the slip the spring seems to be the most suitable time for setting them; should these fail I will send you more in the spring if you will remind me of it.2 I am Dr Sir—Yr Most Obedt Hble Servant

G. Washington


1Letter not found. The Virginia Society of the Cincinnati met at Anderson’s tavern in Richmond on 10 and 12 Nov. (Edgar Erskine Hume, Sesquicentennial History and Roster of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia, 1783–1933 [Richmond, 1934], 83).

2GW again wrote Weedon from Mount Vernon on 17 Dec: “Dear Sir, This letter is accompanied by a bundle (containing 50 cuttings) of the yellow, or golden Willow. As I observed to you in my last, I do not conceive the season so favourable as the Spring—yet there can be little doubt of their succeeding—Should they [not] do it however you can at any time get more as I have an abundance of them. I am Dear [Sir] Yr Most Obedt Servt Go: Washington”(ALS, ViMtvL).

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