George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Nathaniel Ramsay, 11 August 1797

To Nathaniel Ramsay

Mount Vernon 11th Augt 1797.

Dear Sir,

Your favours of the 20th Ulto and 7th instant have both been received—the last yesterday.

If nothing happens to prevent it, I will dispatch a light Cart (not being disposed to lead the calf the whole distance this warm weather) for Mr Lloyds present; and two or three sheep from Mr Gough, if he has of the sort I want, to dispose of. The Cart will leave this on Monday, and probably be at Baltimore on Tuesday.

In the meantime, if you should perchance see Mr Gough, you would do me a favour to ask if he has [any] of the Cape sheep to dispose of, that he would recommend for breeding from, the broad tail Sheep is the kind I want. If he has, a ram, and one or two ewe Lambs of his best I would take, at his own price. If he has none, my Cart would have no occasion to proceed there.1

For your kind attention to my late request I pray you to accept my thanks—and with great esteem & regard—I am, Dr Sir Yr Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

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