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To George Washington from Elizabeth Willing Powel, 6 February 1797

My dear Sir 6th February 1797

I now beg leave to inform you that I will give One Thousand Dollars for your Horses on the Delivery of them, provided I understood you clearly on Saturday Evening—that they are only Ten & Eleven Years old—that they are perfectly sound—well broke, and gentle—will drive with a Postillion or in Hand as may be most convenient; for tho they are not for my own Use, yet it is most probable that I shall sometimes ride with them, as they are for my Nephew Mr T. Francis. You well know I do not wish to commit you; and if Mr Adams will pay the Value of them I will most readily yield all Claim to a preference on such a Subject. With Truth & Affection I am Dear Sir Your unalterable Friend

Eliza. Powel

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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