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(GEORGE WASHINGTON)
A Signed Receipt "For Ten Tons Of Hay Which Is To Be Delivered At The Stable Of The President Of The U.S. As It May Be Wanted"
(GEORGE WASHINGTON). DS. 1pg. 7 ¼" x 9". October 10, 1792. No place [Philadelphia]. A document signed "William Crouch" attesting the he delivered hay for President Washington's horses. The document states "Received October 10 1792 of Tobias Lear Sixty pounds in full for ten tons of Hay which is to be delivered at the Stable of the President of the U.S. as it may be wanted, said T. Lear giving the Subscriber two or three days notice previous to his delivering each load or loads as may be requested - and the weighing of the said Hay to be Settled by T. Lear after the same shall have been delivered. William Crouch". The manuscript lists the actual dates and amounts of hay delivered to President Washington, and the verso lists the revised amounts paid and notes this is receipt 336. Tobias Lear (1762-1816) served as Washington's private secretary from 1785 until his death. William Crouch was a Philadelphia-area farmer who supplied straw and hay to President Washington for his horses. The document has filing folds and some dark spots, including one horizontal line.
Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. [United States]
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