George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Bushrod Washington, 18 January 1789

From Bushrod Washington

Alexandria Jany 18th 1789

Dr Uncle

I was not at home when your Letter arrived yesterday, or Should then have thanked you, as I now sincerely do, for your kind offer1—previous to the rect of it, I had rented an office of Mr Watson,2 at the exorbitant price of £15. Your Stable I will put into repair & make use of until you may want it. I very readily accept your offer of Hay, as it is both difficult to procure it Here, and when got comes very dear. Wishing you health & happiness—I am with Love to my Aunt Dr Uncle Your very affect. Nephew

B. Washington

ALS, ViMtvL.

2Mr. Watson is probably Josiah Watson, an Englishman who settled in Alexandria about 1773 and established Josiah Watson & Co., tobacco agents.

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