George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Benjamin Fuller, 17 February 1791

From Benjamin Fuller

Thursday Morning 17th Feb: 1791.

B. Fuller’s respectfull Compliments attends His Excellency President Washington. The Inclosed came in a packet to him yesterday from the Island of Trinidad.1 he has been indisposed and confined to his Chamber ever since November last, wch has precluded him the Pleasure of tendering his Personal regards to his Excellency and his worthy Lady—May Health and every Worldly felicity constantly accompany them both, is, his sincere wish. If his Excellency has any Commands for Trinidad—B. Fuller will have a small Vessel for that Island in Two or Three Weeks.


Benjamin Fuller was a Philadelphia merchant who conducted business at 162 South Front Street and engaged in active trade with Trinidad (Philadelphia Directory, description begins Clement Biddle. The Philadelphia Directory. Philadelphia, 1791. description ends 1791, 44; Pa. Mag., description begins Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. 139 vols. to date. 1877–. description ends 55:329, 331).

1The enclosure has not been identified.

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