George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Hyde, 23 December 1793

From John Hyde

New York Decer 23. 1793

Honor’ed Sir

your Letter of the 20 I am favour’d with,1 I have communed with Mr Baur on the Several parts of it he Excepts the fortytwo Guineas a year, I have taken the Liberty to send him to philadelphia, he will deliver this Letter to your Excellence, and I hope he will be a good and faithfull Sart.2 I am your Excellence’s most obliged most Humble Sart to Command

John Hyde


1This letter has not been found.

2Jacob Baur joined GW’s household on Christmas 1793 and remained employed as a valet and butler until November 1794 (GW’s testimonial for Baur, 4 Nov. 1794, DLC:GW, series 9).

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