To Clement Biddle
Mount Vernon 11th Apl 1788
I have recd your favor of the 31st Ulto enclosing a letter & some seeds from Mr Peters, and will thank you to send me, by the first Vessel bound this way, a good Wheat-fan (if there have been any late improvements on the common sort, which have been found useful, I shall prefer one with such improvements)—and a steel-plated Whip-saw of the best kind, seven & an half feet long; if you are not a competent judge yourself of the quality of the saw, I will thank you to get somebody to chuse one who is, as I wish it to be free from flaws & good in every respect.1
You will oblige me by conveying the enclosed letter to Mr Peters by the first good opportunity.2 I am, Dear Sir, Yr most Obedt Hble Servt
LS, in the hand of Tobias Lear, PHi: Washington-Biddle Correspondence; LB, DLC:GW.
2. On 27 April Richard Peters acknowledged GW’s letter of 6 April, which has not been found.