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From George Washington to John Jay, 2 July 1795

To John Jay

Philadelphia 2d July 1795

My dear Sir,

Your letter of the 29th Ulto resigning the Office of Chief Justice of the United States I received yesterday, & with sincere regret.

For the obliging sentiments you have expressed for me in your private letter which accompanied it, I as sincerely thank you.1

In whatever line you may walk, my best wishes will always accompany you; they will particularly do so on the theatre you are about to enter upon; which I sincerely wish may be as smooth, easy and happy, as it is honorable.2 With very great esteem & regard I am—my dear Sir Your Obedt & Affecte

Go: Washington


1Jay also wrote his private letter to GW on 29 June.

2Jay had resigned as chief justice to become governor of New York.

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