George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Heth, 18 November 1790 [letter not found]

Letter not found: to William Heth, c.18 Nov. 1790. In an 18 Nov. 1790 letter to James Wood, GW enclosed “a request that Colonel Heth, as Collector, would furnish you with the means for securing the land.” GW left the letter open for Wood’s perusal.1

1GW probably realized that William Heth, as federal collector for the port of Bermuda Hundred and as treasurer of the Virginia State Society of the Cincinnati, had access to supplies of state Revolutionary debt certificates. James Wood served as vice-president of the society at the time (see GW to Wood, 18 Nov. 1790 and note 1).

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