George Washington Papers

From George Washington to St. George Tucker, 30 May 1797

To St. George Tucker

Mount Vernon 30th May 1797.


Your favor of the 24th Ulto, from Winchester, came duly to hand; but presuming you were on a Circuit, I have allowed time for the completion, to offer you my acknowledgment of its receipt.

My Sollicitude for the establishment of a National University in this Country, has been great, and unceasing; but as the sentiments of the Legislature have not been in unison therewith, I had postponed the further consideration of the subject to a moment of more leizure (than has lately been my lot) to see if I could devise some Plan by which my wishes could be carried into effect.1

In this situation your Essay found me, and as every aid, in a measure so interesting & important, will be thankfully received, your thoughts could not fail of being acceptable to Sir, Your Most Obedt and Very Hble Servant

Go: Washington

ALS, NjP: De Coppet Collection; ALS (letterpress copy), DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.

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