George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James McHenry, 28 June 1796

Tuesday morning 28 June 1796.


Capn Lewis says he was treated with much civility by Lord Dorchesters family—That the people seemed every where pleased at the prospect of a friendly intercourse with our citizens—Lord Dorchester was particular in his inquiries respecting your health, and seemed pleased to learn that you were well and looked well. I believe his Lordship is himself about seventy. Lewis could have dined out for a month at Quebec. The first toast the king of Great Britain, the second, invariably, the President.

He would have been back sooner but for a fever which laid him up six days in Quebec and arrested him only on his journey.

The express not having appeared at 5 o’clock agreeably to orders has given me the opppertunity to add these particulars and to congratulate you on an event which adds a large tract of Country and a wide source of commerce to the territory. and industry of the United States. With the sincrerst respect I am Sir your most obt St

James McHenry

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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