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From George Washington to James McHenry, 28 January 1796

To James McHenry

Philadelphia 28th Jan. 1796

Dear Sir,

Your letters of the 21st & 24th instant have been duly received. The last, in time on tuesday, to give in the nominations of yourself & Mr Chase for the Offices contemplated.1 The day following they were advised & consented to by the Senate; and the Commissions will be ready for the reception of you both on your arrival in this City. of this be so good as to inform Mr Chase; and, if he is still at Baltimore, to remind him, that monday next is the day appointed for the sitting of the Supreme Court; and without him, there is no certainty of a sufficient number of Judges to constitute it.

For the reasons assigned in my last to you,2 and which press more & more every day, I shall look anxiously for your arrival—Always & affectly I am—Yours

Go: Washington

ALS, owned (1979) by the law offices of Kurland and Ross, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; LB, DLC:GW. A photocopy of the ALS is in DLC: James McHenry Papers.

1See GW to the U.S. Senate, 26 January.

2GW’s previous letter to McHenry is dated 20 January.

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