George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Augustine Washington, 22 September 1799

To William Augustine Washington

Mount Vernon 22d Septr 1799

My dear Sir,

Your letter of the 15th instt from New Post, has been received.1

I am sorry to be disappointed of the visit you promised us; and regret the cause of it. In the Spring, and at all times, when your health will permit, and it suits your convenience, we shall be happy in seeing you & Mrs Washington under our Roof.

Are there any Crops of Wheat for Sale in your Neighbourhood? I want to keep my Mill employed in Manufacturing this Grain, & the Millers who surround me, more alert than I am, pick up all the Wheat in these parts before I am scarcely thinking of purchasing, although I am willing, and do give, as good prices as they; and (in cases of credit) pay, I believe, with more punctuallity. I would thank you for making this enquiry, & for informg me of the result.

Mrs Washington has been, & still is, very unwell; but unites her complimts to mine. I am, My dear Sir, Your Affecte frd and Uncle

Go: Washington

P.S. I received last night, an Acct of the death of my Brother in Berkeley.

ALS, MiU-C: Schoff Collection; ALS (letterpress copy), ViMtvL.

1Letter not found. New Post was the home of Alexander Spotswood in Spotsylvania County. William Augustine Washington lived at Haywood in Westmoreland County.

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