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From George Washington to Tobias Lear, 31 July 1797

To Tobias Lear

[Mount Vernon] 31st July 1797

Dear Sir

I am alone at present, and shall be glad to see you this evening.

Unless some one pops in, unexpectedly, Mrs Washington and myself will do what I believe has not been [done]1 within the last twenty years by us, that is to set down to dinner by ourselves. I am Yr affectionate

Go: Washington

ALS (photocopy), Charles Hamilton catalog no. 23, 13 Dec. 1967.

1In his Letters and Recollections, 120, Lear added here the word “done.”

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