George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Wakelin Welch & Son, 8 January 1788

To Wakelin Welch & Son

[Mount Vernon, 8 January 1788]


I have recd your letter of the 7th of March and 14th of July, the former enclosing my acct current, in which my drafts upon you &c. are justly and properly Stated.1

The seeds, Ploughs &c. sent by the Mary Capt. Andrews, arrived safe, but some of the former were injured by being put into the hold of the Vessel; they were in casks, and the Capt. said he did not know the contents of them or they should have been deposited in a more suitable place; however, upon the whole, they arrived in much better order than those things generally do.2

I thank you for your attention to Mr Youngs two drafts for £11.12 & £9.12.6 should I have occasion to apply to that Gentn for any thing more I shall advice you thereof, and your further attention to his bills will be very obliging.3

Mrs Bloxham’s receiving £10.1.10 of you, which she had paid to Mr Peacey for seeds on my acct was perfectly agreeable to me.4 while I was in Philadelphia last summer I drew upon you for £100 in favor of Robert Morris Esqr. and advised you regularly thereof.5 I am Gentn yrs &c.

G. Washington


1Letters not found.

2See GW to Arthur Young, 6 Aug. 1786, and GW to Welch, 5 Aug. 1786 (second letter), printed in note 31 of the Young letter.

3See note 2. See also GW’s accounts with Welch from 1786 to 1788 in Ledger B description begins General Ledger B, 1772–1793. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , 234.

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