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From George Washington to David Stuart, 5 June 1785

To David Stuart

Mount Vernon 5th June 85.

Dear Sir,

The celebrated Mrs Macauly Graham, & Mr Graham her Husband, are here on a Visit. As I wish to shew them all the respect I can, I should be glad if you, Mrs Stuart & your Sister, would come to morrow or next day, and dine with us.1 I am—Dr Sir Yr Obedt & Affecte Hble Ser⟨vt⟩

Go: Washington

P.S. Come tomorrow if convenient.

ALS (photocopy), R-Ar.

1Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay Graham, the historian, and her husband William Graham arrived at Mount Vernon on 4 June for a ten-day visit. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 4:148–53, Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser, 9 June, and Richard Henry Lee to GW, 3 May 1785, n.3. Stuart came to dinner on 7 June, without either his wife Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart or his sister Ann Stuart, and “stayed all Night” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 4:149).

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