From Robert Rutherford
Fredericksburgh [Va.] October 19th 1793
The direful Contagion at Philada precludes Congress, I therefore beg leave to mention as the prevailing opinion, that you will recommend some place as a rallying point for the representatives of the people where they Can Resolve to proceed on the business of the Session. I write in haste from this place impressed with every sentiment of respect, and Confidence in your enlarged prudence, and far superior Judgment, while I have the honour to be with great Esteem and every good wish My Dear Sir Your Most obedt Hble Sert
ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.