letter signed: Mount
Vernon, to David Stuart, 1787 May 5.
2 p.+ address leaf.
Vernon May 5th. 1787.
have received your favor of the 30th. and thank you
for the ennumerations contained in it. They are all clear
and self evidt. and in some instances may be enlarged. Did
you communicate the Plan to Colonels Fitzgerald and Howe?
And how far did you give either, or both, reason to believe
they would be recommended to Mr. Jefferson?
(to whom I shall write as soon as I get to Philada)?
I wish to be fully informed of this that I may govern
Monday after an early dinner, or on Tuesday Morning, I shall
(my rheumatic complaint having got better) commence my Journey
(I believe by the way of Annapolis) to Philadelphia. It
would therefore suit me very well to receive the sum mentioned
when you were here last, at that place;  and probably, as
you are going to Richmond, it may be so ordered.
Alexanders Bills or Mr. Morris would answer well doubtfull
Bills, or Bills which would be accompanied with delay, would
by no means suit me, because the money would be applied 1st.
towards paying a debt there and 2d. in the purchase of
some Goods for the family; if I can get them cheap there.
If I can render you, or Mrs. Stuart any services while
there I shall be happy in the execution of your commands
With compliments & good wishes for the family
am Dear Sir
Yr. Obedt. & Affecte Ser
over address: This
letter relates to some observations I had drawn up at the Genl
request respecting the fitness of the Potomac for the China
trade as a place of deposit for the fur trade]
at margin: May
5 1787 ]
Published in Fitzpatrick, John C.
The Writings of George Washington.
vol. 29:211-212. Published in Twohig, Dorothy, et. al. The Letters of George Washington. Confederate series, vol. 5: 172.