To Tobias Lear
[Mount Vernon] 31st July 1797
I am alone at present, and shall be glad to see you this evening.
Unless some one pops in, unexpectedly, Mrs Washington and myself will do what I believe has not been [done]1 within the last twenty years by us, that is to set down to dinner by ourselves. I am Yr affectionate
ALS (photocopy), Charles Hamilton catalog no. 23, 13 Dec. 1967.
1. In his Letters and Recollections, 120, Lear added here the word “done.”