To Clement Biddle
Mount Vernon Oct. 15th 1788.
The enclosed ought to have accompanied my last letter to you but in the hurry of making up my dispatches by the mail it was omitted.1 I am Dr Sir Yr Obedt Servt
P.S. If the Black India Paduasoy’s are strong and lasting, Mrs Washington begs you will send her as much (of that which is good) as will make her a Gown without a Petticoat.2
ALS, CSmH; LB, DLC:GW.
2. Paduasoy (poult-de-soie) was a popular eighteenth-century corded or grosgrain silk fabric.