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.
1. GW may have meant 11 Mar., but no letter from Smith more recent than 5 Feb., which GW answered on 22 Feb., has been found.
3. Letter not found.
4. This 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.