From Gustavus Scott
Phila. 4 July 1797.
I do myself the pleasure of enclosing you a Line recd last Night from Messrs Reed and Ford.1 When I return I shall call on Mr Linghan and Know how far the Contents of these Genlns Letter may be depended upon.2 I have the honor to be with sentiments of perfect Respect Dr Sir Yr mo. obt Servt
1. See Scott to GW, 22 June. The enclosure from Reed & Forde, dated “Monday 3 July 1797,” reads: “Reed & Forde inform Mr Scott that agreable to their assurances to Genl Washington they forwarded by Mr J.M. Lingan on Thursday last the power to transfer the 29 shares” (DLC:GW).