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In the fall of 1785 Lund Washington indicated to GW his wish to give up the management of the Mount Vernon plantation, a task he had performed for the past twenty-one years including the nearly nine years that GW was away during the war ( GW to Lund Washington, 20 Nov. 1785 ). GW decided to ask his nephew George Augustine Washington, who was living at Mount Vernon with his bride, Fannie...
226th. (Adams Papers)
Finished the book of John, in the Testament, and was the Rest of the day, employ’d in answering my Letters. Inclosed the Marquis’s letter to Mr. Breck, and wrote to Mr. Chaumont. Mr. Thaxter and Eliza dined with us. A fine day. The availability of an abstract and a partial text for this letter is reported in Helen Cripe and Diane Campbell, comps. and eds., American Manuscripts, 1763–1815: An...
Congress on Wednesday last made a House and chose M r. Hancock President but he being absent they appointed M r. Ramsay of South Carolina to fill the Chair for the present.— A considerable Time had elapsed during which a sufficient Number of States to proceed on Business were not represented— In this Interval I had the Pleasure of receiving your Letters of 25 th: 28 th: 29 th: 30 th: & 31 st:...
I presume on the Circumstance of being not intirely unknown to your Excellency, to offer to you the inclosed Papers: knowing, that the President of Congress has already written to you on the Subject of them. As you formerly, Sir, communicated to Congress Information of the friendly Disposition of the Danish Government & Clergy towards the Episcopal Church in these States, it may be proper for...
5[Diary entry: 26 November 1785] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 26th. Thermometer at 44 in the Morning—51 at Noon and 50 at Night. Wind Westerly and rather Cool in the Morning but less of it & warmer afterwards. Day variable—Clouds & sunshine. Colo. Lee & his Lady went away after breakfast—crossing to Maryland on their Way home.
If the necessary alterations are made in the petition and Bills which were drawn by Mr Johnson—and fair copies of them taken the sooner they are forwarded to the respective assemblies the better. —Time is gliding away—at the latter part of a session the members get impatient and but too often reject matters, because they will not spare time to attend to them.—I am—Dear Sir Yr Obed. Servt G....
The Enclosed Letter and Account we recd under cover from our Friend Mr David Pearce of Gloucester New-England with an order on you for the Amount say £63.5.6—as the account is not very plain & you may not be acquainted with the hand writing I have sent a Copy of it —I am Respectfully Yours LS , DLC:GW . In his letter of 6 Nov. enclosing his account with GW, David Pearce indicated that he was...
the bea[rer] Mr Daniel Harrel who Lives in this County is desirous to become a Tenant of yours on Lott No. 2. 140 acres—which Lott is now Inhabited by Michael Ruse a Man not worth anything—I have recommended the bearer to you for your approbation for a Lease on the following Terms—to have a Lease agreeable to the Covenants of your Late Lease for the Term of Ten years His paying the annual rent...
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 26 Nov. 1785. On 28 July 1786 GW apologized for “not having acknowledged the receipt of your letters of the 26th of Novr. . . .”