Incomplete copy of letter from George Washington to Arthur Young

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Headed in typescript, ‘Written in the hand of Miss Jane Mary Gilpin’. Manuscript, on headed note paper of Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex. Letter is dated 6 Aug 1786

He thanks Young for his letter from Bradford Hall, Suffolk; agriculture has long been an interest to him; he has not practised it for nine years but hopes to return to it; the current system of agriculture in the United States of America is unproductive, but the practitioners are averse to any change

Undated [between 1910 and 1935; Gilipn became Robinson’s nurse c.1910; Robinson died in 1935]