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I have sent you, according to your directions patterns of all Mr Stewarts Beaver-coating with the lowest ready money prices fixd to each of them, which I have directed the Boy to leave with Mr Ramsay; When I cross’d the River (the day I set off) I saw Mr Mason, who told me that Mr Chritian had been to his House, & told him, that he was to teach four Days at our House the next time; therefore I...
I am exceedingly thankful for your Remarks on my Letter, which I am sorry to say, are but too just It is however really true, that I was in a hurry, when I wrote; and though undoubtedly I might have found more time, I am obliged to own, that I am one of those who put off every thing to the last. And how it should or does happen, I know not, but so it is, that tho. I can certainly write as good...
Pardon me for having thus impos’d upon your good Nature by not writeing to you sooner, I neither could nor had it in my power to say any thing with certainty concerning my establishment here till now. It gives me Pleasure that I now have it in my Power to inform you how agreably every thing is settled. there has nothing been omitted by my good Friend Doctor Cooper which was necessary to my...
How to express fully my Thankfulness, for the many kind Offers you have lately made Nelly & myself; I find great Loss of Words; and shall endeavour by my future Behaviour & Actions to testify the sincere & just Regard I entertain of them, it would give me great Uneasiness to lay under such irreparable Obligations, were I not confident that they proceeded from a Generous & disinterested Mind,...
Letter not found: from John Parke Custis, 15 June 1775. On 19 June 1775 GW wrote to Custis : “I have receiv’d your Letter of the 15th Instt.”
Your Favor of the 4th inst. which came to Hand last Saturday, gave Me the sincerest pleasure: to hear; that my dearest Mother had gone through the Smalpox so favorably, I do with the most filial Affection congratulate you both on this Happy Event, as She can now attend you to any Part of the Continent with pleasure, unsullied by the Apprehensions of that Disorder; and whose Presence will...
Letter not found: from John Parke Custis, 10 July 1776. On 24 July GW wrote to Custis : “Your Letter of the 10th Instt is come to hand.”
Your Letters of the 8th & 24th Ulto came safely to Hand, and I should certainly have answered Them before now; if I had not been in Hopes of collecting Something worth relating. I feel the sincerest Pleasure, that my Professions of Gratitude were received in the Light I would wish Them to be, I can only express It in words at this Time. I fervently wish to have an Opportunity of fulfilling...
Letter not found: from John Parke Custis, 7 Jan. 1777. On 22 Jan. GW wrote Custis that “your Letter of the 7th came to my hands a few days ago.”
I do with the most unfeigned Pleasure congratulate You on Your Success in the Jerseys, over our Enemy. We are now anxious to know where these disturbers of our Peace will next bend their Course; but rest satisfied, that, at Your Approach, the Plunderers will quite any Part of the Country they may have seized upon, with the sam⟨e⟩ Disgrace they left the Jerseys. You will no doubt be surprized...