George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Attwood Digges, 10 April 1798

From Thomas Attwood Digges

London 10th Apr. 1798

Mr Digges presents His respectful complements and best wishes to General Washington and sends this in a small box of seeds, which accompanies a few Potatoes of a remarkably approved kind & productive Growth, which Mr Rhd Edmonds Seedsman No. 96 Grace Church Street London handsomely offerd to and pressd Mr D. to present in His name to General Washington.

Mr Chs Pye, who has also purchasd some seeds of Mr Edmonds with me, has promisd to take care of them, He being one of the passengers by the Mount Vernon Capt. Johnson bound to Alexandria.1

The Potatoes and the Garden Seeds are obligd to be put in seperate parcells for fear of the yeilding damp of the former hurting the seeds.

Mr Digges has taken the liberty to send in the Box of seeds a few late News Papers.

AL, DLC:GW. The heading includes: “Mr Rhd Edmonds’s No. 96 Grace Church Street.”

Thomas Attwood Digges (1742–1821), second and last surviving son of William Digges of Warburton Manor in Prince Georges County, Md., went to Portugal in 1767. He was to return to America later in 1798 for the first time (Elias and Finch, Letters of Digges, description begins Robert H. Elias and Eugene D. Finch, eds. Letters of Thomas Attwood Digges (1742–1821). Columbia, S.C., 1982. description ends xi-lxx).

1Charles Pye may be the Mr. Pye who accompanied Digges and others to Mount Vernon for dinner on 11 June 1799 (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 6:351).

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