George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Arthur Young, 15 August 1789

To Arthur Young

New York, August 15th 1789.


Recollecting that in one of your letters to me you had requested me to send to you a sample of the wool produced by my sheep,1 I directed that a fleece of a middling quality should be sent to me at this place after the season of shearing, which has been done, and I now transmit it to you by the british Packet, directed to the care of Messrs Wakelin Welch and Son in London. I am Sir, your most obedient Servant.

G. Washington


1Young requested a sample of wool in a letter to GW of 1 July 1788, and on 4 Dec. 1788 GW replied “I would willingly have sent you a lock of the wool of my sheep, agreeably to your desire, but it is all wrought into cloth, and I must therefore defer it until after the next shearing. You may expect it by some future conveyance.”

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