George Washington Papers

Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 3 June 1790

Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle

New York, 3 June 1790. “The Cook arrived and entered upon his duty on the 1st of may; he gives us good dinners, and the Steward says he conducts himself well. We are much obliged by your agency in obtaining him.”

ALS, PHi: Washington-Biddle Correspondence; copy, in Lear’s writing, ViMtvL; LB, DLC:GW.

For the search for a cook for the presidential household, see Tobias Lear to Daniel Grant, 28 Feb. 1790 and notes.

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