George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Elizabeth Willing Powel, 15 November 1783

Phila. November 15 1783

Dear Sir

My Friendship for you induces me to transmit a Pamphlet that is now in Circulation in this City, & probably, may not have come to your Hands. I believe it meets with universal Approbation from all the disinterested sensible & considerate, as it is replete with good Sense & the Arguments are generally conclusive. It is possible you may not have yet taken a decided Part, & indeed the Author supposes you have not, I wish you to peruse it while you have Leisure, with that Coolness & Deliberation so characteristic of yourself, & which has hitherto, been so beneficial to your Country. Some say there is no Cincinnatus in existence; I think there is; & after having so largely contributed to erect the glorious Fabric of Liberty in this new World he will never, intentionally, aid or support any Scheme that may eventually sap & overturn it. If I am deceived on this Occasion my Feelings will not be for myself. Receive this Testimoney of my Friendship in the Spirit in which it is dictated.


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