George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Peter, 19 October 1796

Hope Park 19th Octr 1796

Dear Sir

I expected to havehad the Pleasure of being at Mount Vernon long before this, but business calling me up the Potowmack, & Mrs Stuarts illness to Hope Park, has prevented it.

The day after you left the City I mentioned my opinion frequently, to a number of Persons the propriety of appointg a Comity to inquire who were materially injured by the fire, but none were appointed; A subscription paper was put about & no Subscriber exceeded more then five dollars excepting my subscription for you, which was ten dollars, & in a Little time the money raised was much more then the person lost—Inclosed is the Balance of the One Hundred Dollars, which, you left with me, & if I have not acted as you could wish you will be plased to inform me & I will with the utmost pleasure make such alterations as you may direct—make my best respects to Mrs Washington, Mr Fresten & La Fayette & I remain Dear Sir with much Exteem Your obt Servt

Thomas Peter

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