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I receive with great satisfaction the affectionate congratulations of the President and Supreme...
Permit me Sir to Join in the congratulations of my fellow Citizens on seeing your Excellency...
General Washington cannot leave this place without expressing his acknowledgments, to the Matrons...
I take the liberty to adress these few Lines to your Excellency in order to request that you will...
A Delicasy arising from your Situation and Character as well as my own has hitherto prevented me...
In the respectful address of the Burgesses and common council of the Borough of Wilmington, I...
I return you my sincere thanks for your congratulations and good wishes on my appointment to the...
Upon my alighting in this City I received your communication of the 17th with the resolutions of...
The Congratulations of my fellow Soldiers & faithful followers in the Military line of this...
Inclosed you will receive Addresses from the Trustees and Faculty of the University of the State...
I consider myself particularly obliged to you, Gentlemen, for your congratulatory address on my...
It affords me the most sensible pleasure to be informed that my accession to the chief Magistracy...
I accept with peculiar pleasure the address of the university of the State of Pennsylvania upon...
To obtain the Collectorship of the Port of Philadelphia from Your Excellency is the object of my...
Tho’ I am from Experience assur’d of your Excellencys Good Will towards me, yet being convinc’d...
Nothing but a knowledge of you goodness, Could Create in me a presumption to trouble your...
Nearly eleven years of the prime of life I have appropriated to the service of the public; eight...
It was my intention to have done myself the honor of waiting on your Excellency in person but...
Amidst the important cares which engage his attention, will my dear General permit the respectful...
This will be forwarded to your Excellency by Robert Young Esqr. of Nottingham, in Maryland, who...
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 19 April 1789. On 23 Sept. 1789 GW wrote to Smith: “I have...
A series of misfortune since the conclusion of the late War oblidges me to trouble your...
I had the pleasure a few days since of receiving your Excellencys very kind favor of the 11...
The honor of being known to your Excellency will, I trust, excuse my omiting to mention the...
The tokens of regard and affection, which I have often received from the Citizens of this Town,...
The Committee appointed in consequence of the Resolutions of both Houses of Congress, and which...
The Day after my last Letter to you of the 14 Inst. was written, Mr Benson informed me that...
I called at Mr Moncrieff’s with the enclosed bill, and was informed that he went over to the...
Baltimore, 17 April 1789. Recommends for office Robert Purviance, Joshua Barney, and Robert...
80[Diary entry: 16 April 1789] (Washington Papers)
[16 April 1789] About ten o’clock I bade adieu to Mount Vernon, to private life, and to domestic...
Although I ought not to conceal, yet I cannot describe, the painful emotions which I felt in...
Boston, April 16th 1789. “At this era, when every moment of your time is precious, I feel...
Altho your appointment to the Presidentship of America under the new Government be not yet...
The Petition of Samuel Caldwell of the City of Philadelphia most Respectfully Sheweth. That your...
Since I had the Honour of waiting on your Excellency at your House for the purpose of soliciting...
On my Return last Evening from a Fortnights absence in the country, I was informed that proper...
I had the honor to receive your Official Communication, by the hand of Mr Secretary Thompson,...
The president of the Senate, chosen for the special occasion having opened and counted the votes...
Sir, I have been long accustomed to entertain so great a respect for the opinion of my fellow...
Inclosed is Invoice of the Buckwheat shipped by the Sloop Charming Polly Capt. Ellwood who sails...
I have in my possession a bill of Exchange f[or] 333 24/72 Dollars drawn upon you by Mr Donald of...
Your letter of the 4th instant came duly to hand—It would be an arduous, if not an impracticable,...
I have the honor to inclose you, in conformity with the desire of a committee of citizens of this...
I have duly received your letter of the 2d Instt—and in replying to it, again assure you, with...
I have duly received your letter of the 8 Instt —From a bad memory, I can recollect nothing of...
I had the honor to receive, by the last post, your very polite letter; and must beg you to accept...
Having been the Loan Officer of the United States in the State of Virginia since the Year 1780,...
The cloth & Buttons which accompanied your favor of the 30th Ult., came safe by Colo. Hanson; and...
Altho’ my time during the late War was much employed in the business of it, I have no confidence...
On rect of your last favr, I immediately bespoke the livery Lace which is manufactured here...