George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Anthony Whitting, 16 January 1792

To Anthony Whitting

Philadelphia Jany 16th 1792

Mr Whiting,

My letter, of yesterdays date, was closed, and sent to the Post Office, before it occurred to me, to enquire, whether you have taken advantage of the present frost, to store the House with Ice.1 Do not neglect to have it well filled, and well pounded, as it is filling. Ice, put in whilst the weather is intensely cold, keeps better than that which is taken up in more moderate weather—and still more so, than that, which is in a state of dissolution—But, if you have not already embraced the present spell, you must take such as you can get, or you will probably get none; as it is not likely, that there will be a hard freezing spell, after the middle of this month. I am—Yr friend &ca

Go: Washington

ALS (photocopy), DLC:GW.

1No letter from GW to Anthony Whitting of 15 Jan. 1792 has been found.

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