To William Pearce
Philadelphia June 15th 1794
Your letter of the 8th with its enclosures I received yesterday.1 If nothing, unforeseen by me at present, intervenes to prevent it, I shall leave this City for Mount Vernon the day after tomorow; (tuesday) but as the weather is warm, my horses fat & out of exercise, and I may have occasion to stop a day on the road, it is not probable I shall reach home before sunday or monday next. I shall have two white waiters with me—one a hostler, who may sleep over the Store, in the room usually occupied by Mr Whiting. the other attends particularly on me, and may have a bed made for him in the Garrot (South end) in the room without a fire place.2
Try the Turnip seed, in order to prove its goodness; for it is provoking to be at the trouble & expence of preparing ground for seed that never vegitates.3
As I expect to see you so soon, I shall add nothing more at this time than that I am Your friend and well wisher
ALS, ViMtvL; ALS (letterpress copy), DLC:GW.
1. Neither Pearce’s letter nor the enclosures have been found.
2. GW’s valet at this time was Jacob Baur. The hostler has not been identified.
3. On 17, June GW debited his accounts $6.67 paid for "Turnipseed to send to Mt. Vernon" (Household Accounts).