George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Bartholomew Dandridge, 14 October 1796

Mount Vernon 14th Oct. 1796

Dear Sir,

We have not precisely fixed the day on which to commence our Journey for Philadelphia, but I expect, if nothing unforeseen happens to prevent it, to be in that City on, or about the first day of next month.

I request therefore that every thing necessary to be done in or about the house may be compleated before we arrive: Painting especially. It is my wish to leave the tenement in good repair.

As soon as the time is resolved on for my setting out, and the Stages fixed, I will write you again for the purpose of regulating my letters in the Post Office.

I caught a bad cold on my way home, from which I have not yet been thoroughly relieved. Mrs Washington has one, at present, worse than mine; Mrs Stuart has been very ill, but is some what better; Nelly & Washington are with her, at Hope Park—In short the family have been more sickly than usual. I am Yours affectl.

Go. Washington


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