To William Thornton
Mount Vernon 28th Aug. 99
I would thank you for requesting Mr Blagden to give me as early notice of the time, and amount of his next call upon me, as he can, that I may prepare accordingly.2 With great esteem & regard I am—Dear Sir Yr most Obedt Servt
ALS (photocopy), NjP.
1. Presumably GW intended to write “Sir.”
2. GW on 30 Aug. wrote William Herbert, president of the Bank of Alexandria, that he wished to extend the sixty-day loan of $1,500 which he had taken out in June and used to make a payment of $1,000 on 2 July to the builder George Blagdin. See GW to Herbert, 25 June 1799, and notes 1 and 2 of that document. Thornton notified GW on 1 Sept. that Blagdin would need another $1,000 by 20 September. GW sent Thornton the money for Blagdin on 11 September.