George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Tobias Lear, 25 June 1798

To Tobias Lear

Mount Vernon 25th June 1798

Dear Sir

You will perceive by the enclosed in what manner I am disappointed in receiving the Rent for my house in Alexandria.1 These things put you, the payer & myself, in an awkward situation; for it must seem strange to demand what has been paid. I must therefore request, in explicit terms, that you will receive no more monies due to me; a⟨nd⟩ I should be glad to have a statement of the a/c as it stands between us, since the last was rendered;2 it appearing by information from my Collector in Montgomery County, Maryland, that some part of my Rents there, had been paid to you since the period abovementioned.3

I have not the smallest doubt of my being credited for every farthing you receive—on my a/c—but that does not remedy the evil. With sincere esteem and regard—I am Yr Affe.

Go: Washington

ALS (letterpress copy), DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.

1Presumably he meant to enclose the letter from Joseph Riddle of 21 June. This enclosure was inadvertently left out of this letter, but was sent in that of 26 June.

2Lear’s response of 2 July enclosing the account is missing, but see GW to Lear, 4 July.

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