George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Benjamin Fendall, 6 March 1798

To Benjamin Fendall

Mount Vernon 6th Mar. 1798


Mrs Washington has been long in expectation of receiving what you took away unfinished, and was to have completed and sent to her; and prays that it may be done with out further delay, as she is in want of them; & must apply elsewhere if not done.1 I am Sir Your Obedt Hble Ser.

Go: Washington

ALS (letterpress copy), DLC:GW.

1The dentist Benjamin Fendall of Cedar Hill in Charles County, Md., was at Mount Vernon from 2 to 7 Dec. 1797 (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 6:271, 272). He sent Mrs. Washington a set of teeth in August 1799 (Fendall to GW, 10 Aug. 1799). GW had paid Fendall $60 on 7 Dec. 1797 (Day Book).

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