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Agreeable to my Promise I have the Pleasure to send you the Extract from the Annual Register for the Year 1788 for the Use of your Nephew. That every happy Consequence may attend the Use of the Koumiss, in his Instance, I most sincerely wish. Its Utility in many Cases, similar to his appears to be well authenticated; and tho it is reccommended as an almost universal Remedy, which I know you...
I have taken the Liberty to send you a Pamphlet which is, at this Time, a Subject of much public Animadversion, and I have done it under the Impression that, from a Consciousness of the Rectitude of your own Conduct, you will read it without Emotion, and that you wish to collect the Sentiments of Mankind with Respect to our public Measures & public Men; and, further, as I have ever thought the...
I pray you to accept my Compliments and thanks for having favored me with the perusal of the enclosed “Strictures &ca” — And an assurance that the sentiments and charges therein contained, have not given me a moments painful sensation. It is to be regretted, however, that the Author, if his object was to convey accurate information to the public mind had not devoted a little of the time and...
The Speaker of the Senate of Pennsylvania will have the Honor to wait on the President of the United States and Mrs Washington on Thursday next. Mrs Powel has the Pleasure to present her respectfull Compliments to them and to express her Regrets that she cannot have the Honor of dining with them upon that Day. L , ViMtvL . Samuel Powel served as Speaker of the Pennsylvania senate from 1792...
After I had parted with you on Thursday, my Mind was thrown into a Train of Reflections in Consequence of the Sentiments that you had confided to me. For tho’ they were not new, yet I had flattered myself that a nearer View of the Consequences that would probably ensue upon your quitting a Trust, upon the proper Execution of which the Repose of Millions might be eventually depending, would...
Genl & Mrs Washington return Complimts to Mr & Mrs Powell, & beg leave to inform them, that they are engaged to Dine with Mr Jacob Morris on Saturday next —where, in conformity to custom, they will be obliged to drink Tea, and consequently must be deprived of the pleasure intended them by Mr & Mrs Powell. AL , ViMtvL . The cover of this letter is addressed to “Mr Powell.” The only year during...
The President and Mrs Washington offer the Compliments of the day to Mrs Powell. They sincerely wish her the return of many anniversaries of it. that with each her happiness may increase—& the satisfaction of her friends thereby promoted. The President and Mrs Washington would, with pleasure, have been of Mrs Powell’s party on the present occasion, this evening, had it not been for the late...
The enclosed thoughts are well conceived. The sentiments are just; and altho’ the envy expressed in some of them is to be regretted, yet it is hoped that Mira, at the age of four score, will stand as much in the way of Cloe as she does at present; and will appear the Same in the eyes of all who may then see her, as she did on her anniversary of fifty. AL , ViMtvL . The enclosed poem reads:...
The President and Mrs Washington present their complimts to Mr & Mrs Powell—and (agreeably to Mrs Powells request) have the honor to inform them that Mrs Washington is so much indisposed with a cold as to make her fear encreasing it by going to the Circus this afternoon. The President & rest of the family propose to be Spectators at the exhibition of Mr Rickets. AL , ViMtvL . GW’s Household...
Your affectionate & friendly Attention to me, at this awfull Moment, filled my Heart with so much Sensibility as rendered me incapable of expressing my Feelings on the Subject of our Conversation, and when my amiable Friend, the President, renewed his Invitation to me to accompany you to Virginia, I could only say that I would let you know, this Evening, the Result of a Conference I meant to...
Persuaded as Mrs Washington and myself are, that your own good sense will always dictate what under existing circumstances shall appear best, we have only to regret that in the present instance it will deprive us of the pleasure of your company to Virginia. We unite in every good wish for you & Mr Powell, and I have the honor to be with the most Affectionate regard, Your most obedt Servt ALS ,...
The President’s best respects and thanks to Mrs Powell, for the perusal of the Pamphlets herewith, accompany their return. AL , ViMtvL . The pamphlets have not been identified.
Jefferson’s notes of Virginia I have the pleasure to send you. My sett of the Bee is entirely broken. Into whose hands all the vols. have fallen I know not. Among those remaining in my possession, I cannot find, by their indexes (which I have recurred to) “Doctr Franklins strictures on the abuse of the Press.” Hoping we shall have the pleasure of seeing you at dinner tomorrow (four o’clock) I...
I now beg leave to inform you that I will give One Thousand Dollars for your Horses on the Delivery of them, provided I understood you clearly on Saturday Evening—that they are only Ten & Eleven Years old—that they are perfectly sound—well broke, and gentle—will drive with a Postillion or in Hand as may be most convenient; for tho they are not for my own Use, yet it is most probable that I...
With Pleasure should I accede to your Proposal respecting your Coach, was I to be the possessor of the Horses; but when I assure you that they are for my Nephew you will see the Necessity of the Union being dissolved between them and their espoused Coach. I have deferred answering you Sir until I had an Opportunity of sounding him on the Subject, without directly telling him it was for Sale;...
Feeling myself incapable of nourishing an implacable Rresentment; and in conformity with your better and dispassionate Judgment I have after maturely considering all that passed Yesterday, determined to dine with you Tomorrow, when I will endeavor to meet your Ideas with Fortitude. With Sentiments of Respect & Affection I am Sir Your sincere Friend DLC : Papers of George Washington.