To David Humphreys
Mount Vernon 25th Novr 84.
My dear Humphreys
I have had the pleasure to receive two letters from you since your arrival in France,1 and cannot let the Marquis de la Fayette depart without an acknowledgement of them, altho’ his doing it is Sudden, & I at the same time am surrounded with Company.2
When I have a little more leizure (if that ever should be) I will give you all the occurrences of this quarter that have come under my view & recollection—at present I shall content myself with informing you, that we are all very well, & join very sincerely in every wish for your health, welfare & happiness; and that I am with the most affectionate esteem & regard Dr Sir Yr sincere friend & Obedt Servt
ALS, CSmH; LB, DLC:GW.
2. With Lafayette soon to depart from Mount Vernon for his return to France, GW on 25 Nov. took the opportunity to acknowledge a number of letters written to him from France. In addition to the letters printed here, he wrote on this day letters to Fock, Kersaint, La Touche, Maithe, Mandrillon, Rochambeau, Vienne, and perhaps others. See table of contents, 25 November.