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Consider the enclosed papers, which came by the post of yesterday, as entirely and absolutely confidential. Read them attentively, & let me see & converse with you on the contents of them this evening, or very early tomorrow morning, that time may be allowed me to prepare my dispatches for the post office in the afternoon. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: to Charles Lee, 1793. An ADfS of this letter was offered for sale on 5 Dec. 1889 as item 334 in Bangs & Co., Catalogue of a Valuable Collection of Autographs. The catalog entry reads: “Written at Mt. Vernon. This is the first draft of the letter and is interesting, showing how careful Washington was to make corrections before sending off the clean copy.”
Having shewn you the answr of the French Minister, to the communication of the Secretary of State, relatively to the Capture of the Ship Mount Vernon, by the French Privateer Flying Fish. Having read you also, the contents of a letter from respecting information from St Domingo, of the intended measures of the French government, to Harrass our commerce with Great Britain; and also my letter to...
I have duly received your letter of the 12th. About Six hundred dollars may supply my wants between this and my arrival in Philadelphia. At present I have no immediate call. Mrs Washington and myself, during our stay at this place, will at all times be glad to see Mrs Lee & yourself, and other friends & acquaintances without ceremony. I am Dear Sir Your Most Obedt Hble Servt ALS (facsimile),...
I am sorry to hear that your cold is obstinate, & your indisposition continues. If it will permit you to give a little attention to the Virginia Address, to day, that it may be dispatched by the Post of tomorrow, I would thank you. In the moment I received it, I sketched something by way of an answer, but whether I have therein said too much, or too little for the circumstances attending the...
The Office of Attorney Genl of the U. States is not yet filled. The reason why it is not Genl Lee, at my request, will frankly relate to you. If you could make it convenient, and agreeable to yourself to accept it, I should derive pleasure therefrom, both from public & private considerations; being persuaded that the duties of the Office will be well executed, and because I should be much...
This letter is for your eye only—It is written for the purpose of expressing my regret for your continued absence from the Seat of the Government. Rely upon it, it is productive of unpleasant remarks, in which I must be involved. It will, indeed is, considered as making a Sinecure of the Office. To suppose there is no particular occasion for the Law-Officer of the government at the Seat of it...
If you will be so good as to let me know what I am indebted to you on acct of Colvills Estate—or any other—I will pay the money before I return, or leave the same for my manager to do. I am—Dr Sir Your obedt Servt ALS , DeHi . No reply has been found, but GW’s farm manager, William Pearce, recorded a payment of £28.09.9 to Lee on 3 July (Mount Vernon Accounts, 1794-1797).