George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Smith, 3 April 1788

To Thomas Smith

Mount Vernon April 3d 1788


Previous to the reception of your letter of the 11th Inst.1 Colo. Biddle advised me of his having received from you £192.13.4 on my acct he mentioned £200 having been brought to him by the Gentleman into whose charge you had given it but £7.6.8. being in bad gold, he did not incline to receive it, and had therefore returned it to the Gentleman by whom it was sent2—I am &c.

Go. Washington

P.S. Since writing the above your letter of the 17th Ulto has come to hand.3 Mr Smith of Baltimore transmitted to me the sum of £75.15.10. which you lodged in his hands, for me in October last.4


1GW may have meant 11 Mar., but no letter from Smith more recent than 5 Feb., which GW answered on 22 Feb., has been found.

2Clement Biddle’s letter is dated 5 March.

3Letter not found.

4This is probably the William Smith, who moved from Pennsylvania to Baltimore in 1761 to establish a mercantile business. He had served briefly in the Continental Congress and was a member of the First Congress.

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