George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Anna Maria Clifton, 3 October 1775

From Anna Maria Clifton

Philada Octbr 3d—75


your Polite appology for my Letter being open’d, convinces me it was not to be prevented, and tho’ a disagreeable circumstance I cannot altogether regret it as it has procured me the Pleasure of hearing from General Washington.

your attention in forwarding it, has drawn upon you a further Trouble, as I have taken the Liberty of encloseing a return, which, if it must undergo an examination, Let me intreat you to Prevent it’s falling under any Inspection but your own—To your candour and goodness I trust it.

may that Success and Happiness which such Superior merit as yours deserves always Attend you. I am Sir your Obl’gd &c.

Anna Maria Clifton


Anna Maria Clifton (1740–1811), daughter of John and Eleanor Clifton, was apparently a lifelong resident of Philadelphia.

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