George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Jackson, 14 October 1791

From William Jackson

Philadelphia, October 14. 1791.


Mr Archibald McCall of this city, who is, I believe, employed to procure a house for the british Minister, appointed to the United States, says that Mr Hammond may be expected to arrive here within a fortnight or three weeks.1

This information may be depended on—it was given privately to a Gentleman of this place, last evening, by Mr McCall himself.

The news papers, which go by this post, detail the intelligence received by the last Vessels from Europe—they also state the issue of the elections in Pennsylvania, as far as they are yet known. Young Mr Shippen was a very unsuccessful candidate.2

I beg to be most respectfully remembered to Mrs Washington—and I am, with grateful and inviolable attachment, Sir, Your respectful and affectionate Servant



1Archibald McCall, a Philadelphia merchant, lived at 113 Spruce Street (Philadelphia Directory, description begins Clement Biddle. The Philadelphia Directory. Philadelphia, 1791. description ends 1791, 98). For the appointment of George Hammond, see George III to GW, 2 Sept., n.1. Hammond arrived at Philadelphia on 20 October.

2“Young Mr Shippen” is probably Dr. Edward Shippen (1758–1809) of Philadelphia.

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