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Letter not found: George Washington Parke Custis to GW, 21 Aug. 1797. On 29 Aug. GW wrote “Your letter of the 21st Instt came to hand.”
Mr. Custis’s respects to Mr. Madison & begs leave to present him with a lock of Smiths Island Wool, shorn from a tup, lately arrived at Arlington. This Wool, is the growth since last September, & Mr. C beleives may not improperly, be termed American Merino. DLC : Papers of James Madison.
My not receiving any favour from you in answer to my last, and having received one from Doctor Steuart subsequent to that, in which he mentions but little respecting the affair (which you expressed a desire of becoming acquainted with) has given me hopes to beleive that my confession of both the circumstances of the case, and my error, has obliterated from your mind all unfavourable...
Since my last I have collected all my accounts which I transmit for your perusal the only article I apologise for is an umbrella which I was unavoidably obliged to procure as I lost one belonging to a gentleman. College breaks up on Saturday and I shall be ready at any time that you may send I will look over every thing belonging to me and have them adjusted. I am very well and at variance...
Your last letter arrived by the ordinary course of the mail and conveyed the pleasing tidings of your health a theme allways acceptable to my grateful heart. With respect to my expenses I did not mean to insinuate that I was actualy in want but thought that you had lodged money in some one’s hands, to whom I was to apply—I have opened accounts with a shoemaker, tailor, and other persons of...
Words cannot express my present sensations, a heart overflowing with joy at the success of conscience over disposition is all I have to give—Dearest Sir did you but know the effect your letter has produced it would give you as consummate pleasure, as my former one did pain —My very soul tortured with the sting of conscience at length called reason to its aid and happy for me triumphed, the...
Colonel Fitzgerald arrived here about an hour ago and has politely offered to convey a letter to you. Nothing material has occurred since my last letter only that we now attend College at six in the morning which is by no means disagreable, and conduces to health. With respect to what I mentioned of Mr Carroll in my last I had no other foundation but report which has been since contradicted....
I received your letter by mamma at this place, where I had come on my uncle’s horses, and with Mr. McDowell’s permission, in hopes of meeting her. She arrived the same day that I did, and informed me particularly respecting the subject of your letter, which appeared to set heavy on your mind. The report, as mamma tells me, of my being engaged to the young lady in question, is strictly...
By the returning mail I ⟨hartily⟩ acknowledge your last favour, and am sincerely happy in having given you full satisfaction in an affair so interesting and mutually effecting to both my friends & myself. I this day finish the six books of Euclid and with that the course marked out for me while in Annapolis[.] College breaks up Monday week the 30th and I shall allways be ready when you may...
A letter from my Sister this morning informed me of your safe arrival at Mount Vernon, which has hitherto prevented me from writing—I congratulate you on a thing so ardently wished for by all those interested in your welfare—The marks of approbation and esteem manifested in the manners of the different States thro which you passed must have been highly gratifying and satisfactory, and the...
⟨mutilated⟩ transmitted my last letter to you by the way of a gentleman who was going to Baltimore that it might arrive a little sooner and quiet your mind on the subject which you mentioned in yours preceeding viz.—on the subject of expence, if however it did not arrive I will in my next if you please transmit the same detail. The class which I joined have at length finished their course of...
It is with pleasure I acknowledge the receipt of your obliging favour of the 23d instant, and must congratulate you on the enjoyment of your health, the preservation of which should allways be a principal aim in all men and I have no doubts that as long as you are able to take your accustomed exercise that you will enjoy perfect health. Mr Z. Lewis has kept up the correspondence I mentioned in...
Your letter arrived by the ordinary course of the Mail which goes by Baltimore and gave me sincere pleasure in hearing that you were in good health and likewise the family. I was somewhat unwell for sometime after coming here owing to the water but that is entirely removed and I am very well again—I am going on the College with the class and likewise the French master who is I beleive very...
I have just received your kind favour of the 10th ultimo, together with the enclosed, for all of which accept my thanks. 1 congratulate you on the enjoyment of your health and prospects of future felicity, which, that you may attain and experience is my fervent prayer. The gentlemen whose correspondence I have submitted to your inspection, and if you should think necessary would immediately...
I arrived here in due season after a very agreable journey; I found all my relations well and Annapolis a very pleasant place. I visited the principle inhabitants while the Doctor was here and found them all very kind—Mr McDowell is a very good and agreable man he has examined me and I am now pursuing Natural Philosophy and hope to destinguish myself in that branch as well as others Arithmetic...
Since my last, nothing material has occured; the weather is excessively sultry the thermometer being generally at 98º which makes study and confinement very disagreable—we sometimes go to a shade but the attractions to take up your attention almost exceed the coolness of the thing itself; my studies with the class are by no means difficult cheifly consisting in antient history which I studied...
Beleiving that whatever concerns the Domestic Interests of our Country will readily obtain a portion of yr Excellency’s notice, & esteem, I have sent for Yr inspection, a Rambuillet Merino , lately received as a present, from Chancellor Livingston, of New York. Having been formerly honoured, with yr correspondence on matters, touching our rural interests, I have been induced, to take the...
I am happy to inform you that the Agricultural meeting of yesterday, resulted in the most complete success, & presages the most beneficial effects to the institution. Four candidates were offered for the premium in Sheep, & three in American manufacture, a specimen of which, I have the honour to enclose Mrs. Madison. Supposing it might be agreable or satisfactory to the President of the United...
From the lively interest you appear to have taken in the promotion of Agricultural improvement, & Domestic Oeconomy, I have taken the liberty of sending you a few specimens of the produce of my Estates, in the Counties of New Kent & King William, since improvement of the soil has taken place of the former usage. I also enclose you a sample of our Domestic Manufactures of Cloathing & Shirting...
Since I had the honour of addressing you on the subject of the Smiths Island fine Wool. I have been distributing specimens in most parts of the United States, particularly to Gov. Morris, Colo. Humphreys, Genl. Pinckney & other Gentlemen of information, & national spirit. I am now daily receiving their answers, speaking in the highest terms of the value of this article of manufacture. Feeling...
With a heart oerflowing with gratitude, love, and joy, I return you thanks for your favour of the 4th ultimo, and could my words do justice to my feelings I would paint them in their highest tints, but words communicate ideas not sensations! Your letter fraught with what reason, prudence, and affection, only can dictate, is engraven on my mind, and taken root in a soil, which I shall cultivate...