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1[Diary entry: 8 December 1788] (Washington Papers)
Monday 8th. Thermometer at 50 in the Morning— at Noon and at Night. Clear warm & pleasant with the Wind at South. Went up to Alexandria on business of the Estate of Colo. Thos. Colvill to whom I am an Executor. Returned in the Evening accompanied by Colo. Henry Lee.
The protested Bill sent me by my Nephew, is not the one I was wishing to be informed about and therefore I return it under this cover—The one I miss, was drawn by the Executors of William Armistead Esqr. in my favor for near ⟨£200⟩. You should let me know what proposals you made to Mr Cowper; or, as you have left the matter with me to negotiate, I may act inconsistently therewith: and this I...
I received your melancholy letter by the last Mail; and could not delay to express my sympathetic condolence on your unhappy situation. It is indeed distressing to me to find that a Lady, whose husband and Brother perished in the service of their country, should be reduced to a precarious dependence on others for that support, which she might otherwise have received from them. Your affecting...