George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Heth, 6 April 1786

To William Heth

Mount Vernon Aprl 6th 178⟨6⟩

Dear Sir,

An honest confession of the truth, is the best apology I can make for my not acknowledging the receipt of your favor of the 24th of Decr before this.1 The fact is, the letter was mislaid, and entirely forgot, till chance recovered it. I now send you Colo. De Corny’s third Bill of Exchange on Colo. Wadsworth. his second I have never (I believe) seen, the first you have.2 With esteem I am—Dear Sir Yr Most Obedt Sert

Go: Washington

ALS, owned (1994) by Mr. Joseph Rubinfine, West Palm Beach, Florida. This letter was found after the publication of vol. 4 of Papers, Confederation Series. description begins W. W. Abbot et al., eds. The Papers of George Washington, Confederation Series. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1992–97. description ends

2For Ethis de Corny’s membership in the Society of the Cincinnati, see also Barbé de Marbois to GW, 12 June 1785, GW to George Weedon, 23 July 1785, and Weedon to GW, 10 Aug. 1785.

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