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From George Washington to Robert R. Livingston, 29 October 1795

To Robert R. Livingston

Philadelphia 29th Oct. 1795

Dear Sir,

On my way from Mt Vernon to this city, I met your favor, with the Packages, committed to the care of Mr Fay and pray you to accept my thanks for your attention to them.1 From the former place I sent you a parcel which came under cover to me from Sir John Sinclair which I hope got safe to your hands. They were put in charge of my Secretary Mr Dandridge whom I directed to send them by a safe hand to you—and this he did, as he informs me, by a Mr Knightingale.2

Every good wish attends you and family—and with sincere esteem & regard I am—Dear Sir Your affecte Servt

Go: Washington

P.S. [S]hall3 I ask the favor of you to send the enclosed to Colo. Hamilton if he is in the City of New York.4

ALS, PCarlD.

1Livingston’s letter to GW has not been found.

2Livingston presumably received from John Sinclair the same items that Sinclair had sent to GW and to John Jay (see Sinclair to GW, 18 July, and n.3 to that document; and GW to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., 9 Oct., and n.1 to that document).

3GW wrote “Ihall.”

4GW probably enclosed one or both of the letters he wrote to Alexander Hamilton on this date.

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