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From George Washington to James Anderson, 27 February 1797

Mr Anderson, Philadelphia 27th Feb. 1797

Your Letter of the 22d with the weekly reports, was received on the 25th.

As its contents, is chiefly matter of information, it requires but little to be said in reply; and as the public business presses upon me at this juncture, and I shall (I hope) be at Mount Vernon ’ere long, I will suspend giving any opinion, or directions relative to the business entrusted to you, in this letter; trusting that all matters are in a good train, and will go on well.

Enclosed is Mr Landon Carters letter relative to the Peas with which he was to furnish me; but it is so unintelligible, that I scarcely know what to expect from it; and therefore have, with a view to reduce matters to a certainty, wrote him a letter which is left open for your perusal—sealing—and forwarding; that you may, upon receiving his answer, take such measures as the case may require. Under my cover you may put a few lines to him for the further arrangement—greater convenience—and certainty in the prosecution of this business.

It is far from my desire, or wish, that the Wheat should be rolled until the ground is in perfectly good order for it.

The articles required in your letter shall be got and sent round with my Goods. I am Your friend &c.

Go: Washington


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