George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Ternant, 22 December 1791

To Ternant


Dear Sir,Philadelphia, Decr 22nd 1791.

I accept, with great pleasure, the new and elegant print of the King of the French, which you have been so obliging as to send to me this morning as a mark of your attachment to my person.1 You will believe me, Sir, when I assure you, that I have a grateful and lively sense of the personal respect and friendship expressed in your favor which accompanied the Print, and that I am, with sentiments of sincere esteem and regard, Dear Sir, your most obedt Servt

Go: Washington.


1Jean-Baptiste, chevalier de Ternant, wrote to GW earlier this day: “Permit me to present you with a new print of the king of the french—I shall feel a very great Satisfaction if you will consider that feeble mark of my lively and respectfull attachment for your person, as worthy your kind acceptance” (MH: Jared Sparks Collection).

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