To Charles Lewis
[Mount Vernon, 14 August 1755]
To Charles Lewis Esqr.
most unfeigned thanks for your hearty demonstrations of Friendship, in kind congratulation’s on my safe return, and I wish, dear Charles, it was more in my power to answer the favourable opinion my Friends have conceiv’d of my abilitys. Let them not be deceiv’d, I am unequal to the Task, and assure you it requires more experience than I am master of to conduct an affair of the importance that this is now arisen to.
I do go , I shoud think myself happy in havg you of our party, if you have reconcild it perfectly to yourself and Family, otherwise I think you woud be blameable to involve them in so much uneasiness as your absence will necessaryly give;1 I have wrote fully to your Brothr W[arne]r to whom I must refer you for further particular’s[.] I am Dr Charles Yr most Obt & most Affecte