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My Coach horses, having performed (faithfully & well) all the duties I have required of them, they are sent to you, agreeably to my promise; hoping they will be as serviceable to whomsoever they are committed, as they have been to me; and it is my wish that they may meet with a continuance of their former kind usage. As every moment of our time while we remain in this City, will be closely...
Like a true Woman (as you will think) in the Moment of Exultation, and on the first Impulse (for you know we are never supposed to act Systematically or from attentive Consideration,[)] I take up my Pen to address you, as you have given me a complete Triumph on the Subject of all others on which you have I suppose thought me most deficient, and most opposite to yourself; and what is still more...
A Mail of last week brought me the honor of your favor, begun the 11th, and ended the 13th of this instant. Had it not been for one circumstance, which by the bye is a pretty material one—viz.—that I had no love letters to lose—the introductory without the explanatory part of your letter, would have caused a serious alarm; and might have tried how far my nerves were able to sustain the shock...
Letter not found: from Elizabeth Willing Powel, 17 Nov. 1798. On 17 Nov. GW wrote Mrs. Powel : “I thank you for the information contained in your note of this date.”
I thank you for the information contained in your note of this date —although I am not, nor have not been, under any apprehension of the desolating Fever. I am to dine this day at Mr Willings, and if you are disengaged, will have the honor of drinking Tea with you in Third Street, afterwards. I am always Your Most Obedt Obliged and Affecte Servant ALS , ViMtvL . Letter not found. GW dined on...
General Washington presents his best wishes, and affectionate compliments to Mrs Powell. If Mrs Powell is not otherwise engaged, G.W. will have the pleasure of breakfasting with her tomorrow, at her usual hour, if named to him. AL , ViMtvL . See GW to Elizabeth Willing Powel, 17 Nov., n.2 .
I have the Pleasure to send the Book of Prints that you were so obliging as to accept from your Friend. I have also taken the liberty to add a few that I admire on a presumption that the Mind capable of tracing with Pleasure the military Progress of the Hero whose Battles they delineate will also have the associate Taste and admire fine representations of the Work of God in the human Form. As...
Receive, I pray you, my best thanks for the Prints you had the goodness to send me; and my acknowledgments of your kind, and obliging offer to chuse some thing handsome, with which to present Miss Custis. The difference between thirty & Sixty (or more) dollars, is not so much a matter of consideration, as the appropriate thing. I presume, she is provided with a Muff; of a tippet I am not so...
The amount of the Articles purchased you will find to be Seventy Four dols. & a half. I must request the Favour of you to deliver the enclosed Letter to Mrs Law. My Heart is so sincerely afflicted and my Idea’s so confused that I can only express my predominant Wish—that God may take you into his holy keeping and preserve you safe both in Traveling and under all Circumstances, and that you may...
The articles you had the goodness to send me this forenoon (when it was not in my power to acknowledge the receipt of them) came very safe, and I pray you again, to accept my thanks for the trouble I have given you in this business. Enclosed are Seventy five dollars, which is the nearest my present means will enable me to approach $74 50/100 the cost of them. Your letter to Mrs Law shall be...