George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Charles Carter, Jr., of Culpeper, 29 May 1794

To Charles Carter, Jr., of Culpeper

Philadelphia 29th May 1794

Dear Sir,

I have duly received your letter of the 14th instant.

The enclosed to Mr John Lewis, left open for your perusal, will shew what I require for myself, and am willing to do for others.1 Do you & he therefore, after full enquiry into facts, point out what this ought to be—and no delay shall be experienced from me.

The two hundred pounds for which you endorsed an order upon a Merchant of this place, has been duly paid. The remainder of the money due me for the purchase of the lots (amounting to about two hundred pounds more) I give, as I desired Mr Howell Lewis to inform you to my niece Mrs Carter—And by these presents I confirm the gift.2 Give my love to her. With great esteem & regard I am—Dear Sir Your Obedient Servt

Go: Washington

ALS (letterpress copy), NN: Washington Papers; LB, DLC:GW.

2GW was forgiving Carter’s debt for purchase of the double lot (107 and 108) in Fredericksburg on which GW’s mother had been housed and on which Carter had been living since 1790.

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