George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Sarah Fairfax Carlyle, 14 May 1755

To Sarah Fairfax Carlyle

[Fort Cumberland, Md., 14 May 1755]

To Mrs CarlyleAlexandria
Dear Madam

As I have no higher expectation in view gratification than an intimate corrispondance with my Friends, I hope, in that, I shall not be disappointed; especially by you and Mrs Fairfax, who was were pleasd (tho’ seldom) to honour me with yours letters last time year.1

We arrived here the 10th, and for ought I know may Halt till the 10th of next Month, before we receive Waggon’s &ca to transport our Baggage and Stores to the Aligany.

We have no news in the Camp to that can be ing entertain you with, at present, but I hope to be furnish’d with something agreeable against my next, when I shall not fail to communicate it: Interim, I am Dr Madam—Yr most Obedt & most Hble Servt

Go: Washington

This Letter was not sent.2

LB (original), DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.

1Mrs. Carlyle wrote to GW on 17 June 1754, but no letter to him from Sarah Cary Fairfax in 1754 has been found. See also GW to Sarah Fairfax Carlyle, 7 June 1755.

2See GW to Augustine Washington, 14 May 1755, n.7. GW repeats the first paragraph of this letter in the one that he wrote to Mrs. Carlyle on 7 June 1755.

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