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Collection Reference Number GLC04653
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1793 
Title George Washington to Howell Lewis regarding the weather and its effect on wheat crops
Date 10 November 1793
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Recipient Lewis, Howell  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to his nephew, who was temporarily serving as overseer at Mount Vernon, about the rain they have been experiencing and the effects on the wheat crop. Mentions that the fields should be plowed soon. Asks Lewis to send him any bills. Requests that Lewis keep him updated on the crops, specifically wheat, rye, and corn. Asserts the importance of keeping good reports. Mentions "The old Bull commonly called the Callico Bull," and his livestock of cows. Advises him to tell the overseer that he expects proper reports. Requests that Lewis write to Lawrence Washington and ask him to travel with his aunt via Mount Vernon to Philadelphia so that Lewis can remain at Mount Vernon to pass along the keys and any pertinent information to the next person staying there, a Mr. Pearc. Signed "Your Affectionate Uncle, Geo: Washington."
Subjects Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Mount Vernon  Children and Family  Finance  President  
People Washington, George (1732-1799)  Lewis, Howell (1771-1822)  
Place written Germantown, Pennsylvania
Theme Agriculture; Children & Family; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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