Letter, from William Russell, 1798 December 20
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Russell writes to Washington that he was mortified to discover that all conveyances for bringing Washington’s ram and straw machine from Middletown, Connecticut to Mount Vernon had failed and now that the river is frozen it will take until spring to deliver them--he looks forward to his friend’s report on planting wheat in England which Washington procured for him--with the sheep and chaff Engine, Russell proposes sending a "Ground Borer" for digging fence post holes--it can also be of use in military operations where chevaux de fries are wanted.
- 1798 December 20
- From the Collection: Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Person)
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From the Collection: approx. 25 Linear Feet
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