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Letter not found: from Bushrod Washington, 20 Mar. 1785. On 3 April GW wrote to his nephew Bushrod : “Your letter of the 20th Ulto did not come to my hands until the 31st.”
We have lately instituted a society in these lower counties, called the Patriotic Society. As it is something new, and there are a few men both good and sensible who disapprove of it, it will be a high gratification to me to know your sentiments of it, if you will be so kind as to communicate them. The object of the institution is to inquire into the state of public affairs; to consider in...
The motives which gave birth to the Society, were these. We conceived, that in a government where the voice and sentiments of the people are delivered by representation, the few who are elected to speak these sentiments are the servants of the electors; that in grand points of national concern, the people are the best judges of their wants, their own interests, and can more sensibly feel those...
Letter not found: from Bushrod Washington, 19 Oct. 1787. On 9 Nov. GW wrote Bushrod Washington: “I received your letters of the 19th & 26th Ult.”
Letter not found: from Bushrod Washington, 26 Oct. 1787. On 9 Nov. GW wrote Bushrod Washington: “I received your letters of the 19th & 26th Ult.”
The convention has hitherto made a very slow progress towards finishing the business before them, and leads me to apprehend, that we shall be detained here much longer than I at first expected. We have determined to go through the constitution clause by clause, before any question shall be put. This regulation, if attended to, would expedite the business, by confining us to the particular...
As an Executor to my Father, I am involved in an affair which has given me much concern, and which is likely to afford me some trouble, and as it is difficult for me to determine in what manner to act, I take the liberty of asking your advice, and as fare as you can give it, your assistance. Doctor Stewart as administrator to Mr Custis had a Bond agt my uncle Sam, which was very nearly out of...
From a variety of reasons which have for some time past operated upon my mind, It has become in my Judgment necessary for me to remove from this part of the Country, and to fix in some Town. my inclination leads me towards Alexandria whether I shall act with prudence and wisdom in this change of situation, I can only determine from the force of those reasons upon my mind, which have...
I take this opportunity by Mr Packet (who goes up with my furniture) to return you my very grateful thanks for the offer you were pleased to make me of your House, rent free. The difference between paying thirty or forty pounds, and not paying any thing is very considerable, and would have been a great relief and assistance to me, at least at this time; I would therefore most willingly have...
I was not at home when your Letter arrived yesterday, or Should then have thanked you, as I now sincerely do, for your kind offer —previous to the rect of it, I had rented an office of Mr Watson, at the exorbitant price of £15. Your Stable I will put into repair & make use of until you may want it. I very readily accept your offer of Hay, as it is both difficult to procure it Here, and when...