George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Fitzgerald, 31 May 1793

From John Fitzgerald

Alexandria [Va.] May 31st 1793


I am duly honor’d by the receipt of your Duplicate under Cover of your letter of 24th Inst. since when I have made the most diligent enquiry rispecting the flour & Tobacco, & cannot say any thing more flattering on the Subject than was contain’d in my letter by Saturday’s Post, which I hope you have e’er this received—indeed I have not been actually offer’d more than 31/ & 33/ @ 90 days but I have some hopes that I may get 32/ & 34 if you chuse to accept it.1

The rainy weather has prevented my getting some of the Merchants to look at a Hhd or two of your Tobacco as I intended but will effect it as soon as the weather will permit—this may (if not tend to a Sale) serve to determine what I mention’d respecting a Removal of it to Georgetown.2 with sincere personal attachment I have the honor to be Sir your mo. Obedt Hble Servant

John Fitzgerald


1GW’s letter to Fitzgerald of 24 May has not been found. The enclosed duplicate, which also has not been found, was a copy of GW’s letter to Fitzgerald of 28 April. Fitzgerald’s letter to GW of 25 May apparently went by the post that same date. On the sale of GW’s flour, see GW to Fitzgerald, 28 April, and note 2, and GW to Anthony Whitting, 29 May.

2For an explanation of GW’s plan to sell his tobacco at Georgetown, see GW to Fitzgerald, 28 April, and note 3.

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