George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jedidiah Morse, 26 May 1799

To Jedidiah Morse

Mount Vernon 26th May 1799

Revd Sir,

I thank you for your Sermon “Exhibiting the present dangers, and consequent duties of the Citizens of the United States of America” which came to hand by the last Post:1 and which I am persuaded I shall read with approbating pleasure, as soon as some matters in which I am engaged at present, are dispatch’d. With esteem and regard I am, Revd Sir, Your Obedt & obliged Humble Servant

Go: Washington

ALS, owned (1973) by Mr. Peter Brady, Afton, Va.; ALS (letterpress copy), DLC:GW.

1GW’s copy of Morse’s sermon, delivered at Charlestown, Mass., on 25 April 1799 and printed “at the Request of the Hearers,” has inscribed on the title page: “Genl Washington from his respectful & obdt Servt The Author” (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 146–47).

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