George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Robert Lewis, 21 April 1796

Alexandria April 21st 1796.

Hon’d Uncle,

Having occasion to lay in a parcel of herrings for the use of my negro’s which brought me into the neighbourhood of this place, I thought proper to bring with me what money I had of yours in my possession—One hundred and sixty nine pounds, seventeen shillings and six pence I deposited with Mr Pearce at Mount Vernon & forty pounds with Mesrs Bennett & Watts of this place, agreeable to the request of Mr Pearce—Making in all £209.17.6—There are some few rents behind still in replevy bonds which will be paid in the course of the next month. They compose the greatest part of the Rental—Mr Ariss in particular pays sixty pounds per ann: which is very small, considering what an extensive farm he holds, and is ever the last man to pay. With my love to my Aunt I remain your dutifull and Affectionate nephew

Robt Lewis.


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