George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Tobias Lear, 26 April 1798

To Tobias Lear

Mount Vernon 26th April 1798

Dear Sir,

If Stuart can spare a Steer, you may keep the one you got from thence and pay for him in kine.

Fishing, hitherto, has been very unsuccessful at my landing. More were caught last night and this morning (since I have not heard from thence) than in the same space at any time before since it commenced; & unless it continues for some days my expences will not be reimbursed.

Have you written to Cornelius? What answer? It is necessary for me to know whether I am to depend upon him, or not.1 I am glad to hear the boys are well—my love to them. I am Your Affectionate

Go: Washington

ALS, NcD: George Washington Papers.

1GW wrote Lear on 10 Sept. 1797 about hiring the carpenter Cornelius McDermott Roe to work on a building for his distillery which he was then about to begin constructing near his mill. See also Lear to GW, 27 April.

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