John Lamb to Tobias Lear
New York, 22 Mar. 1792. Requests Lear’s “favor, in delivering the enclosed.”1
1. The enclosure was Lamb’s letter of this date to Martha Washington covering a receipt for two barrels of “Newtown Pippins” being shipped on the New York packet, for which he begged her acceptance. On 10 Dec. 1790 he had sent the first lady three barrels of apples, along with some ginger and salmon (Fields, Papers of Martha Washington, description begins Joseph E. Fields, ed. “Worthy Partner”: The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn., and London, 1994. description ends 227, 236).