George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Bartholomew Dandridge, 1 June 1796

Greenbriar Court House, Virga June 1 1796

My dr sir

I wrote to you fully by the last post from this place (I believe of the 15 ulto) informg you of my having wander’d to this place, & my intention to rest here & in this neighbourhood till I could have the satisfaction of hearing from you—’till when I know not what course to take. I take the oppy by a Gentleman sets out in a few moments for Philadelphia (in case my letter by post shou’d miscarry) to repeat my readiness, & indeed wish, to return to your service, to shew you that my quitting it was not dictated by any unworthy motives. I would either return to Philada as soon as the hot months are past; or if you think I can be of service in the dispossal of yr Western Lands, I should be glad to be employ’d in that way. The Gentleman who carries this waits, & I must end with requesting you to present me affectionately to my Aunt, & to Washington—& assuring you that with sincere esteem & regard I am &c.

B. Dandridge

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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