George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Charles MacIver, February 1785

From Charles MacIver

At the Printing-office in Alexandria [Va.]
[February 1785]

May it please your Excellency

I presumed to do myself the Honour of writing you last November, on the first Prospect of Convalescence, after a lingering Illness. A few Weeks afterwards my Health was perfectly reestablished; in so much that I might have resumed my Business, or accepted more eligible Offers. But the Affair on which I wrote your Excellency lay so much at my Heart that I was unwilling to come under any permanent Engagements till I should hear from your Excellency. In such Circumstances, may I therefor hope that your Excellency will condescend to drop me a Line expressing your Opinion of the Practicability or Expedience of my Proposals.1 I am, very respectfully, Sir Your most devoted & humble Sert

Chas MacIver


1See MacIver to GW, November 1784, and note.

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