George Washington Papers

To George Washington from José de Jaudenes, 11 April 1794

From José de Jaudenes

[Philadelphia] Friday the 11th April 1794

Don Josef de Jaudenes presents his most respectfull Compliments to the President of the U.S. and his Lady.

Longing for the honor of introducing Doña Matilde Stoughton de Jaudenes (his Lady) to their valuable acquaintance begs them the favor of appointing the hour that would be more Convenient tomorrow morning if possible, when both will have the honor of waiting on them in due form.1


1GW’s reply reads: “The Compliments of the President of the U. States & Mrs W., are presented to Don Josef de Jaudenes—Informing him that they will with pleasure, receive the introduction of Doña Matilda Stoughton de Jaudenes his Lady at 12 Oclock tomorrow” (ADf, PWacD: Sol Feinstone Collection. This draft is written on the back of a cover for another letter sent to GW). Matilda Stoughton (b. 1778) of New York City married Jaudenes on 25 March.

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