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From George Washington to George Clinton, 12 August 1783

Newburgh 12th Augt 1783

Dear Sir,

I have received a call from Congress to repair to Princeton; whether for any special purpose, or generally to remain there till the definitive Treaty shall arrive, the Resolve is not expressive. I mean therefore, if the intention of that body is not more fully explained in a few days, to go prepared for the latter so soon as I can adjust matters here, and Mrs Washington’s health (for at present she is exceedingly unwell) will allow her to undertake the journey.

As a measure of this kind will remove me to a distance & may for a considerable time seperate us, and prevent frequent personal Interviews; I should be much obliged to you for intimating to me—before I go, what will be necessary for me to do respecting our purchase of the Saratoga Springs. I have money now by me, and shall, at any time, be ready to answer your call for this purpose.

As I could wish also to lay myself out for the other matters we conversed upon, I should be glad. if. at your liezure, you would favor me with a general view of the plan in contemplation, and of the Agency I am to have in it; that I may not, in the one thing needful, be involved beyond my abilities; or caught unprepared if the purchase is within the compass of my means.

I do not take my leave of you at this time, because I will, by some means or other, contrive to see you and Mrs Clinton before I leave this place, whether I go for a long or a short interval. In the meanwhile with great truth & sincerity I am—Dr Sir Yr most Affecte Servt

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NN: Emmet Collection.

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