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From George Washington to Timothy Pickering, 11 September 1795

To Timothy Pickering

Baltimore 11th Sep. 1795

Dear Sir,

The extreme badness of the Roads prevented my arrival at this place until nine oclock this morning, of course too late for the Mail of this day—Monday therefore being next Post day,1 which will occasion a delay of three days—and this probably the loss of a passage to Europe of one of the setts of Letters, herewith enclosed,2 I have thought it best to return them by Express; and have accordingly requested the Post master of this to do it. The Express he says shall be in to morrow night—the cost of wch you will pay. Yours always

Go: Washington

ALS, MHi: Pickering Papers. The letter was docketed as “recd 12th by Express with letters for Europe.”

1The next Monday was 14 September.

2GW referred to the letters of credence to George III (see Pickering to GW, 8 Sept.).

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