LETTER FROM GEO. WASHINGTON TO WM. FAIRFAX- JUNE 25,1786

  

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BELOW IS ONLY THE PORTION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON'S LETTER THAT PERTAINS TO BENJAMIN OGLE AND THE PROCURING OF THE DEER AND FAWNS

I am not a little obliged to you for the assurance of contributing to this, by procuring me a Buck and Doe of the best English deer; but if you have not already been at this trouble, I would my good Sir, now wish to relieve you from it, as Mr. Ogle of Maryland has been so obliging as to present me six fawns from his park of English deer at Belle air. Of  Benjamin Ogle Forest deer of this Country, I have also procured six, two bucks and four does; with these, and tolerable care, I shall soon get into a full stock for my small paddock. I do not mean to comprehend in this relinquishment, the offer of my good friend Mrs. Fairfax. I will receive with great pleasure and gratitude the seeds of any trees or shrubs wch. are not natives of this country, but reconcilable to the climate of it, that she may be so obliging as to send me; and while my attentions are bestowed on the nurture of them, it would, if anything was necessary to do it, remind me of the happy moments I have spent in conversations on this and other subjects with that Lady at Bellvoir.

JUNE 25, 1786                                                       George Washington