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    • Washington, George
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    • Vaughan, Samuel
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The torpid state into which the severity of the season has thrown things—the interruption of the post, occasioned by bad roads, and frozen rivers—& a want of other conveyance consequent thereof, must plead my excuse for not thanking you sooner for the polite attention you were pleased to shew me, while I was in Philada, & for the friendly offers you obligingly made me, before I left that...
Your favor of the 5th of Feby was long on its way to me. I scarcely knew in what terms to express my sense of your politeness, & the obligation you have laid me under by your order for the marble chimney piece & pair of glass Jarendoles; but be assured Sir, this instance of your attention has made an impression, which never will be forgotten. You have much obliged me also by giving your...
I have had the honor of your favor of the 1st instant. It gives me pain that you should think it necessary to apologize for the delay of the marble chimney piece. it gives me much more I confess, that you ever should have thought of depriving another house of it. If it is not too late, I wou’d yet pray you to countermand the order; if it is, I must view the act as a most striking instance of...
I have the honor to inform you that the Chimney piece is arrived, & by the number of Cases (ten) too elegant & costly by far I fear for my own room, & republican stile of living—tho’ it encreases the sense of my obligation to you for it. The Ship arrived at her Port just as this second frost set in, so that it has not been in my power to send up for these cases by water, & I would not hazard...
I have been honored with your favor of the 9th —& have received the pamphlet which you were so obliging as to send me, entitled “Considerations on the Order of Cincinnatus, by the Count de Mirabeau.” I thank you my good Sir, for this instance of your attention; but wish you had taken time to have perused it first, as I have not yet had leisure to give it a reading. I thought, as most others...
A few days ago I had the honor to receive your favor of the 22d ulto. At the same time that I regret not having had the pleasure of testifying under my own roof the respect & regard I had imbibed for your Lady & family before their departure from this Continent, I beg you to be assured that every wish which I can offer for a short & agreeable passage, & happy meetings with their friends in...
The obligations you are continually laying me under, are so great that I am quite overwhelmed & perfectly ashamed of myself for receiving them, notwithstanding your politeness leaves me without a choice. The picture of a battle in Germany, & the Jarrs came very safe. The first is fine: the latter is also fine and exceedingly handsome—they shall occupy the place you have named for them. May I...
The letter without date, with which you were pleased to honor me, accompanied by a plan of this Seat, came to my hands by the last Post—for both I pray you to accept my sincere and hearty thanks. The plan describes with accuracy the houses, walks, shrubs beries &ca except in the front of the Lawn—west of the Ct yard. There the plan differs from the original—in the former, you have closed the...
I have just now been favored with the receipt of your letter, dated the 10th of Octor last; and would not delay to make my acknowledgments by the earliest opportunity. While I appreciate with gratitude the favorable sentiments you are pleased to express for me; I flatter myself, in the communication of the following ideas which have occurred on the subject of your letter, you will be persuaded...