George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Secondat de Montesquieu, 20 August 1785

To Secondat de Montesquieu

Mount Vernon 20th Augt 1785.


By a brig belonging to Mr Ridout of Bourdeaux, I had the honor to receive your letter of the 2d of May, & the Wine which accompanied it; which you were so obliging as to send me at the request of your worthy son—it came in very good order. For this instance of his kind remembrance; & your polite attention, I pray you to accept my warmest acknowledgments: my thanks are due also in a particular manner to you, Sir, for the Walnuts you sent me, which are very fine; and I shall endeavour to propagate them in the manner directed by you.

I pray you to forward, when you shall find a convenient opportunity, the enclosed letter for the Baron de Montesquieu, with assurances of my sincere regard and friendship for him.1 I have the honor to be &c.

G: Washington


1The text of the enclosed letter to the younger Montesquieu is printed in Montesquieu to GW, 25 April 1785, n.4.

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