George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Elias Boudinot, 4 December 1798

From Elias Boudinot

Rose Hill [Philadelphia] Decr 4 1798

Mr Boudinot presents his most respectful Compliments to Lieutenant Genl Washington and informs him that the Wine he mentioned to him, is all sold—Mr Boudinot has sent money to Madeira to purchase a few Pipes of the best wines the Island affords—He expects they will be shipped in January for this port, and if they arrive safe, and answer his Expectation, Mr B. will let the General know it, and as Mr B. sent for enough to last him as long as he expects to want any, he will with pleasure spare the General a Pipe, if he shall then choose to take it1—Mr B. intended to have waited on General Washington again in Person, but his continued ill state of health forbids it.


1For the extended correspondence about Madeira wine for GW, between GW and Tobias Lear on the one hand and Boudinot and others on the other, see GW to Boudinot, 22 June 1799, and notes 1 and 2 of that document.

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