George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Craik, 18 November 1791

From James Craik

Alexandria [Va.] Novr 18th 1791

Dear Sir

Your very kind and freindly Letter of the 16th came to hand late this Evening, And the Mail being ready to close, I have only time to return you my Sincere thanks for it—I shall see Mr Harrison to morrow who at present is out of Town, And by the Ensuing Post you may expect his determination respecting the Office you are pleased to propose for him, which I hope will not be too late—Mrs Craik & the rest of the family beg leave to offer thier best Wishes to you & Mrs Washington—And I am very Sincerely Your Most Devoted & obliged Sert

Jas Craik


For background to this letter and GW’s appointment of James Craik’s future son-in-law Richard Harrison as auditor of the United States, see GW to Craik, 16 Nov. 1791, printed in Harrison to GW, 8 May 1789, n.2, and Tobias Lear to GW, 19–20 June 1791, n.9.

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