To Clement Biddle
Mount Vernon March 3d 1788.
If this should reach you before the sailing of the vessel which you informed me in your last was bound to Alexandria, I must request you to put on board her, on my acct two good Linnen Wheels, one dozn good strong wool-Cards with strong 1 teeth, and one hundred pounds of Clover seed in addition to the quantity which I have before desired you to get.2 I am, Dear Sir, Yr most obedt Hbe Servt
P.S. Pray send me as soon as you conveniently can 40 yards of Lace, of the width & colour of the enclosed—that, or any other figure will do.
LS, in the hand of Tobias Lear, PHi: Washington-Biddle Correspondence; LB, DLC:GW. The postscript of the signed letter, which is in GW’s hand, does not appear in the letter-book copy.
1. Tobias Lear as clerk wrote “long,” which GW changed to “strong.” The letter-book copy has “long.”