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From Gabriel Duvall

Dear Sir, 

Your letter of the 17th was not received until the 29th. I perceive that it was written at Bath, & put into the Post office at Charles Town.

Immediately on receipt of it I wrote to Messrs Cazenove & Co. assuming the payment of $145.20 for the wine assigned to me. It will be paid in 30 days, or probably much sooner.

I hope you & Mrs Washington profited by your trip to Bath. Not knowing where this may reach you, I shall direct to Mount Vernon. With very great respect & esteem, Yours truly,

G. Duvall.

Source Note

ALS, ViMtvL: Bushrod Washington Family Papers. This letter was rerouted several times. Duvall addressed the letter to "The Hon. Bushrod Washington Mount Vernon Ph[iladelphi]a." "Charles Town," written in a different ink, is crossed out below it. The letter first arrived in "Magruder's Md" on 12 Sept., and then postmarked in Alexandria on 17 Sept., and in Charlestown, W.Va., on 28 September. BW endorsed the letter.