George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Ogden, 31 December 1782

Booneton Decr 31st 1782


I have the honor to enclose you by Mr Chief Justice Morris a Letter, I this Morning received from Mr Reade.

This is the first, and only Letter I have received from my Brother since I had the pleasure of seeing Him; I could have [wis]hed he had been more explicit therein.

That of the 13th Instant of which He enclosed the Copy, has not come to hand, perhaps it may have reached You.

Should you wish me to return any answer to my Brother, I shall be happy to receive an intimation from you, as to the purport thereof. With much Esteem I am Your Excellencys most Obedient Servant

Samll; Ogden

DLC: Papers of George Washington.


New York 3d Decr 1782

My Dear Brother

As You informed Me that if I wish’d to see You again, You had no Doubt but You would procure another Permission for the Interview, I have therefore now to propose to You, that we should again meet as soon after the 10th of this month as possible on the same business.

I beg You will not postpone it as the frosty Season advances, and My Health is not Equal to encountering much Cold, As soon as You inform Me You have obtained the permission & fix the time, I will get a Flag & meet You.

Our Father & all Your Friends are well & join Me in Regards &c. I am Your’s &c.


Isaac Ogden


New York Decr 23d 1782

My Dear Brother,

I have taken this opportunity by Mr Reade who I am told is going with a Flag to send You a Copy of a Letter I wrote You on the third Instant which I suppose from my not hearing from You has miscarried.

As the Season is now far advanced and it will be impossible to go up the North River with a Flag much longer, I submit to You whether some other place should not be appointed for our Interview, I would propose that it should be at Tom Browns House at Bergen, or where else You may chuse.

It is with great Satisfaction I told You that Our Father is very well, & that all our Family join Me in Regards to You &c. &c. I am most Affectly Your’s

Isaac Ogden

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