George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Thacher, 27 January 1798

To George Thacher

Mount Vernon 27th Jany 1798


It is not long since the Papers herewith sent have been in my possession, altho’ from the date they bear, one would be led to think otherwise.

If the statements are just, the case merits attention; and as Mr Goodwin has mistaken the road by which the application (if redress can be afforded) is to be made, I have taken the liberty of transmitting them to you, on the supposition that he is a resident in the District you represent.1 I wish you an agreeable and harmonious Session, and am Sir Your most obedient Servt

Go: Washington

ALS (letterpress copy), DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.

1George Thacher (Thatcher; 1754–1824) had been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts since 1789. The “Statements” that Thacher sent to GW have not been identified. Mr. Goodwin may be Samuel Goodwin (1716–1802) of Pownalborough in Maine (see Goodwin to GW, 17 Nov. 1789).

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