George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jonathan Boucher, 18 August 1772

To Jonathan Boucher

Alexandria Augt 18th 1772

Dear Sir,

Harvest, Company, and one thing or another, equally unforeseen and unavoidable, has hitherto prevented Mrs Washington & myself from paying our respects to Mrs Boucher and you; but if nothing happens more than we at present know of, you may expect to see us the first Week in September,1 perhaps the middle of it—This I have mentiond, that, in case you should have any call out abt that time you may [be]2 free enough to signify it, as any other time will be equally convenient & agreeable to Dr Sir, Yr Most Obedt Hble Ser⟨vt⟩

Go: Washington


1For Boucher’s marriage to Eleanor Addison, see GW to Boucher, 21 May. GW with Mrs. Washington and her two children arrived at Boucher’s house on 4 Sept. for a three-day visit (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:128–29).

2GW inserted a caret below the line but neglected to add a word.

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