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Enclosed is an open Letter to mister Lee, Collector at Alexandria, requesting him to deliver up the Office books & papers to you; tho’ it would be more regular, & in my opinion better that the matter should be suspended until I return to Philadelphia, (for which place I shall set out tomorrow) when a Commission will issue agreeably to Constitutional modes. I am Sir, &c. LB , DLC:GW . GW’s...
Letter not found: to John Fitzgerald, 24 May 1793. Fitzgerald wrote GW on 31 May that he was “duly honor’d by the receipt of your Duplicate under Cover of your letter of 24th Inst.”
Two or three days after my arrival in this City, I forwarded a Commission appointing you Collector of the Port of Alexandria; to be in force until the end of the next session of Congress, longer than which I could not issue one in the recess of the Senate but there is no instance of that body with-holding its consent to appointments thus made when offered to them for confirmation. I am now...
Your letter of the 14th instant ⟨ca⟩me to hand in due course of Post, and ⟨w⟩ould have received an earlier acknowledgment had I not been pressed with other business. I have no hesitation in declaring, ⟨t⟩hat the conduct of Mr Thomas Digges towards the United States during the War (in which they were engaged with Great Britain) and since, as far as the same has come to my knowledge, has not...
Enclosed is an answer to the resolutions of the Citizens of Alexandria, which came under a blank cover to me , & which were ordered to be published in the Gazette of that place. But if the 8th resolution is not published along with the others, nor intended to be so, (which seems probable, as it is separate & distinct) I request, in that case, that the answer may not appear; because I have...
I received your favor of the 3d instant a few days ago. If there be any specific agreement, in writing , between Mr Whiting and the occupant of my Lot in Alexandria, I must abide by it, however erroneous the measure; provided it shall appear that the tenant has, or is in a way & condition to comply with his part of the contract. If no such written agreement can be exhibited, I shall not think...
[ New York, November 13, 1789. The catalogue description of this letter reads as follows: “… seeking information regarding the distilleries in the State of Virginia and to which he puts many questions he wants answered regarding materials, size, location, etc.” Letter not found. ] LS , sold at Stan V. Henkels, Jr., May 17, 1932, Lot 167.
I intended to have written to you on the subject of the enclosed letter, from the Federal City, but by dining in a large company at Mr Laws (the day I parted with you) and examining the public buildings afterwards, I was prevented: and letters from the Secretary of State which I met on the Road, and which required my attention yesterday afternoon I was again prevented from doing it in time for...
New York, October 10, 1789. Asks Fitzgerald for information concerning foreign and domestic commerce. LS , United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut. The letter is a duplicate of that sent to William Bingham on the same date. Fitzgerald was an Irish-born Virginia planter who had been one of George Washington’s aides-de-camp.
Letter not found: to John Fitzgerald, 7 Oct. 1793. GW, in a letter of Wednesday, 9 Oct. , told Fitzgerald that “I wrote to you on Monday”; on Friday, 11 Oct., Fitzgerald acknowledged a letter “of Monday on private business.”