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To George Washington from Philadelphia County Society for Promotion of Agriculture and Domestic Manufactures, 4 May 1789

From Philadelphia County Society for Promotion of Agriculture and Domestic Manufactures

[Philadelphia, 4 May 1789]

On the 4th day of May 1789 His Excellency George Washington Esqr. was elected a Corresponding member of the Philadelphia County Society for the Promotion of Agriculture and Domestick Manufactures the Society inviting his Assistance.

Edward Duffield Junr
Secy

N.B. To meet at the house of Mr Bennet in Frankford on the first Monday in June at 2 OClock.

DS, in the writing of Edward Duffield, Jr., secretary of the society, DLC:GW.

The constitution for the Philadelphia County Society for the Promotion of Agriculture and Domestic Manufactures appears in the National Gazette (Philadelphia), 20 Feb. 1792. Unlike the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, it stipulated that only farmers could become members.

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