George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Campbell, 24 December 1781

Philada 24th Decemr 1781.


I accept with singular pleasure the Ensign of so worthy a Fraternity as that of the Friendly sons of St Patrick in this City: a society distinguished for the firm adherence of its members to the glorious Cause in which we are embarked.

Give me leave to assure you, Sir, that I shall never cast my Eyes upon the Badge with which I am honored, but with a grateful remembrance of the polite and affectionate manner in which it was presented. I am with Respect and Esteem Sir Yr most obt Servt.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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