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From George Washington to John Henry, 13 January 1797

Dear Sir January 13th 1797.

For want of a Memo. from the Overlooker of my Carpenters (which I thought I had brought with me from Mount Vernon) I am unable to furnish an accurate Bill of the Plank & Scantling my purposes require; but as the former of these never comes amiss to me, I would engage

5000 feet of 3/ Inch 2500 Do of 1 1/4 & as free as possible 1000 Do of 1 1/2 from Sap.

And should be glad to know from the person in whom you could most confide, whether upon receiving a Bill of Scantling & an additional qty of Plank, after I return home, I could be supplied therewith, delivered at Mount Vernon, & in how short a time after receiving the said Bill—With very great esteem & regard I am—Dr Sir Your Obedt Servant

Go: Washington


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