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Letter not found: from John Marshall, 26 Mar. 1789. On 5 April GW wrote to Marshall : “I have duly received your letter of the 26 Ulto.”
Letter not found: from John Marshall, 8 April 1789. On 11 April GW wrote to Marshall: “I have duly received your letter of the 8 Instt.”
Letter not found: from John Marshall, 10 July 1789. The dealer’s catalog describes this document as “a receipt given to George Washington for 140 fruit trees which he had sold to the General July 10, 1789.” DS , sold by Stan V. Henkels, 26 Oct. 1926, catalog 1394.
Not having been in Richmond when your Excellencys letter arriv’d, enclosing me a commission as Attorney for the United States in the Virginia district, I coud not, sooner, acknowlege the receit of it. I thank you sir very sincerely for the honor which I feel is done me by an appointment flowing from your choice, & I beg leave to declare that it is with real regret I decline accepting an office...
My friend Mr. Giles will present you this. He is particularly desirous of being known to you. I shoud not presume so far on the degree of your acquaintance with which I have been honord as to introduce any Gentleman to your attention if I did not persuade myself that you will never regret or change any favorable opinion you may form of him. With much respect & esteem I am dear Sir Your obedt....
I had the honor of receiving a few minutes past your letter of the 26th inst. While the business I have undertaken to complete in Richmond, forbids me to change my situation tho for one infinitely more eligible, permit me Sir to express my sincere acknowledgements for the offer your letter contains, & the real pride & gratification I feel at the favorable opinion it indicates. I respect too...
I pray you to excuse my seeming inattention to the subject alluded to in yours by the last mail. Having never been in habits of correspondence with Mr. H. I coud not by letter ask from him a decision on the proposition I was requested to make him without giving him at the same time a full statement of the whole conversation & of the persons with whom that conversation was held. In doing this I...
Yours of the 14th only reachd me by the mail of this evening. I had been informed of the temper of the house of representatives & we had promptly taken such measures as appeard to us fitted to the occasion. We coud not venture an expression of the public mind under the violent prejudices with which it had been impressd, so long as a hope remaind that the house of representatives might...
I will not attempt to express those sensations which Your letter of the 8th instant has increasd. Was it possible for me in the present crisis of my affairs to leave the United States, such is my conviction of the importance of that duty which you woud confide to me, &, pardon me if I add, of the fidelity with which I shoud attempt to perform it, that I woud certainly forego any consideration...
Your letter to General Pinckney was deliverd by myself to the postmaster, the night on which I receivd it, & was as he says, immediately forwarded by him. Its loss is the more remarkable as it coud not have been opend from a hope that it containd bank notes. Permit me Sir to express my gratification as a citizen of the United States, that a gentleman of General Pinckneys character will...