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title:“George Mason to James Fenwick”
authors:George Mason
date written:1789-3-27

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Mason, George. "Letter to James Fenwick." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 3. Ed. A Rutland. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 1147. Print.
Recipient's Copy, Owned by R. Carter Pittman, Dalton, Georgia, 1967

George Mason to James Fenwick (March 27, 1789)

Gunston-Hall March 27th. 1789.
The Bearer John Hill brings up 550 Bushs. of Wheat, by our Measure, which is all we have now ready. This will fall short of the Quantity I owe Messrs. Forrest & Stoddert, in Return for what they were so kind to put into the Ship Becky upon my Account; but so soon as I know the Loss in this last Load, by the Measurement at George Town, I will desire Messrs. Fenwick Mason & Compy. to place to the Credit of Messrs. F. & S. the Nett Proceeds of as much of my Wheat in the Becky, as I am deficient in repaying them; which I presume will be the most agreeable Method, to those Gentlemen, of setling it; as it will amount to the same thing as repaying the whole now at George Town.
I will thank you to transmit me by John Hill, when he returns, a Statement of all our Wheat in both Ships, according to their respective Manifests; that I may see whether it corresponds with the Statement I have given, in my Letters to F, M, & Co. Upon having the Acct. of our Wheat in both Ships, with the Measurement at George Town, of the Load John Hill now brings; my Son William, & I can easily adjust our respective Quantitys. I am, dear Sir, Your most obdt. Sert.

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