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title:“George Mason to George Washington”
authors:George Mason
date written:1755-8-21

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Mason, George. "Letter to George Washington." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 1. Ed. Bernard Bailyn and James Morton Smith. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 37-38. Print.
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George Mason to George Washington (August 21, 1755)

Dogues Neck August 21st: 1755.
I fully intended to have waited on you this evening at Belvoir, but find myself so very unwell after my ride from court, that I am not able to stir abroad.
I have taken the Liberty to inclose you two Bills for £300 . . . Ster: drawn by Mr. Paymaster General Johnston on Colonel Hunter, & an order on Governor Dobbs from his son for £18..15.. Ster: also a letter for Colonel Hunter, & another for his honor our Governor. If Colonel Hunter should be in town whilst you stay there, I should esteem it a particular favour if you'll be so kind to negotiate the affair with him: it is indifferent to me whether he pays cash or bills, payable in London, at the prevailing exchange at the time: 'tis probable it may suit him to take up the order on Governor Dobbs. If you should not see Colonel Hunter, please to leave the Bills with. Governor Dinwiddle.
I beg you'll excuse the trouble I have taken the liberty to give you on this occasion, & give me leave to assure you that nothing would give me more sensible pleasure than an opportunity of rendering you any acceptable service.
I heartily wish you health & every felicity, & that you may find the new regulations in our military affairs agreeable to your wishes, & such as will enable you to accept the command of our troops with honour—
I am with my comliments to all at Belvoir Dr Sir your most obedient humble servant

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