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From George Washington to Matthias Slough, 13 February 1797

Dear Sir, Philadelphia 13, Feby 1797

On Saturday morning I wrote to you by the Post, and in the afternoon [I received] your letter of the 10th instant.

Altho’ I had not intended to have gone to the price of one hundred and Sixty pounds for a pair of Mares for the purpose for wch those purchased were wanted, yet from [] & Kreamers account of them, [] pleased that you made it, & thank you for doing so.

Enclosed, I send you Bank Notes amounting to Six hundred Dollars, to pay for [] part for the third one required, which (if obtained at all) I request may be [] calculated for active movements than I presume the first two are. Whatever this sum shall fall short of the purchase and incidental expences will be immediately remitted to you and I should be glad to [] all three of them here as soon as convenient. If a handsome bay horse, young & well broke to the draught, could readily be [] not so, I shall readily acquiesce. Although I shall [].

I pray you to accept my thanks for the readiness with which you have complied with my request and the [] of the esteem & regard Dear Sir Your obedt []

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