George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Clement Biddle, 3 March 1788

To Clement Biddle

Mount Vernon March 3d 1788.

Dear Sir

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

G. Washington

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.

1Tobias Lear as clerk wrote “long,” which GW changed to “strong.” The letter-book copy has “long.”

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