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title:“George Mason to John Mason”
authors:George Mason
date written:1791-12-23

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Mason, George. "Letter to John Mason." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 3. Ed. A Rutland. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 1251. Print.

George Mason to John Mason (December 23, 1791)

Gunston Hall, December 23, 1791
DEAR JOHN:
Enclosed you have my letters for Bordeaux and Marseilles, which I hope will be in time for the ships. Indeed I fear last night's hard frost has blocked them up, though if to-day and to-morrow turn out mild weather, the river will open again, as the ice is but thin yet. . . Thomas's watch, and about the four pieces of coarse grey blankets I have ordered from Bordeaux.
The overseer gave me a little bit of small cordage you sent down to see if it would answer for leading lines. Leading lines should be a very small size larger, and twisted in a different manner, viz., what is called cable-laid; they should also be made of the soundest, strongest hemp. . . . I have ordered the bearer, Joe, to carry up a portmanteau, saddle and mail pillion, as you desired, and hope to see you at Gunston on Saturday. I am, dear John, Your Affectionate father,
G. MASON

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