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From George Washington to Edmund Randolph, 4 August 1795

To Edmund Randolph

Mount Vernon 4th Augt 95

Dear Sir,

The messenger, who was sent yesterday afternoon to the Post-Office in Alexandria, returned without letters: the Mails not having arrived.

Some hours after my Messenger was dispatched for Alexandria, the Richmond production was delivered to me by Express: sent for that purpose.1 They have out gone2 all that has gone before them: but the meeting, according to the acct given by the Express, was not numerous; and some of the principal characters not in town.

I send the proceedings to Alexandria to day, to go on by the first Mail, to be acted upon as mentioned in former letters. I am always Your Affecte

Go: Washington

ALS, DLC:GW; ADfS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, GW’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB, DLC:GW. Since the ALS is docketed by GW rather than Randolph and is now in GW’s papers, it is possible that it was never sent.

1See the address from Richmond, Va., citizens to GW, 30 July.

2GW appears to have corrected the word to “out-done” in the draft. This change also was recorded in the letter-book copy found among GW’s correspondence with his secretaries of state.

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