George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Bushrod Washington, 16 January 1789

To Bushrod Washington

Mount Vernon Jany 16th 1789

Dear Bushrod,

The Man who lives in my House in Town is there, I am told, on curtesy; and was only to have a reasonable previous notice to remove—Under these circumstances, if you can make the House and Stable (for of the latter there was once a very good one) convenient for your purposes, you shall be welcome to the use of them.1 This lott was once, well inclosed, but has no fence I believe at present; otherwise, as you talked of a Garden, it would make a very good one, as the ground has a good exposure.

When you have a Stable, I will give you a load of Hay—if you think it worth sending for—My Waggons being incompetent to the supply of my own Stables; having Hay and Wood to draw some distance.

Your Aunt requests your care of the enclosed2—Our Compliments are offered to Nancy & yourself—and I am Your Affecte uncle & friend

Go: Washington

ALS, ViMtvL.

1For earlier correspondence regarding GW’s offer of his house in Alexandria to Bushrod Washington, see Bushrod Washington to GW, 20 Nov., 12 Dec. 1788, and GW to Bushrod Washington, 25 Nov. 1788.

2The enclosure has not been identified.

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