George Washington Papers

From George Washington to David Stuart, 22 December 1787

To David Stuart

Mount Vernon Decr 22d 1787.

Dear Sir,

To the best of my recollection I have sent you Seven numbers of the Fœderalist, under the signature of Publius. The subsequent numbers that have come to my hands, I herewith enclose.

Have you received a letter from me, enclosing one for my Nephew Bushrod Washington; containing queries respecting my lands in the Western Country?1 It is sometime since it was dispatched from this, & having received no acknowledgment of it, I apprehend a miscarriage.

From your acct this letter will hardly find you in Richmond, from that of others the Assembly will set till Feby. Under this uncertainty I only add the Compliments & good wishes of this family to you; and the assurance of the regard with which I am—Dr Sir Yr Obedt & Affecte Servt

Go: Washington

P.S. A number of Certificates were sent to you a few days ago—have these been received by you from me?

ALS, PHi: Dreer Collection.

1GW’s letter to Bushrod Washington is dated 3 December. Unless GW sent the letter to Bushrod with his letter to Stuart of 11 Dec., the letter to Stuart referred to here is missing.

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