George Washington Papers

To George Washington from David Stuart, 4 June 1792

From David Stuart

G: town 4th June 92

Dear Sir,

I cannot but think it necessary that you should know, that Bowles’s brother, John, who passed through this town last winter on his way to his Brother, returned a fiew days ago1—A Gentleman who had some conversation with him, as he passed through here, tells me, he informed him, that he staid about a fortnight with his brother; and then went to the Bahama islands: from thence he came to Norfolk, and now intends to go to Kentucky; after staying a fiew days with his friends near Hagar’s town. I am Dr Sir, with the greatest respect, Your Obt Serv.

Dd Stuart

P:S: his rout from here, was through Baltimore.

ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.

1John Bowles, a younger brother of William Augustus Bowles, later settled in Washington County, Maryland. He represented that county in the state house of delegates from 1804 until 1813, in 1815–16, and in 1820–21. For GW’s opinion of what should be done about John Bowles, see GW to Stuart, 9 July 1792.

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