George Washington Papers

To George Washington from David Stuart, 27 December 1798

From David Stuart

Hope Park Decr 27th 1798

Dear Sir,

I expect you have not had an opportunity of seeing the inclosed address—written by Mr Evans on the subject of the alien and sedition bills—It is so excellent in my judgement, that tho’ it is borrowed, I cannot refuse taking the liberty of furnishing you with it1—It is much to be lamented, it did not appear sooner, as it could not have failed I think of dissipating the fears of many well intentioned but meek persons—I hope even now, it will make many of them abandon their great Champion, whose inconsistency at present is more fully established than has ever yet happened—With the compts of the season, I am Dr Sir Your affecte Servt

Dd Stuart


1Thomas Evans’s An Address to the People of Richmond, respecting the Alien & Sedition Laws. By a Citizen of This State was printed in Richmond in 1798 by Augustine Davis. For GW’s copy, or copies, see Griffin, Boston Athenæum Washington Collection, description begins Appleton P.C. Griffin, comp. A Catalogue of the Washington Collection in the Boston Athenæum. Cambridge, Mass., 1897. description ends 77.

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