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From George Washington to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 29 July 1795

To Oliver Wolcott, Jr.

Mount Vernon 29th July 1795

Dear Sir

I am obliged to you for the acct given, in your letter of the 27th of the meeting which was had in the State house yard, the saturday before;1 and such information as you may receive, & can rely upon, respecting the sentiments of the People of that city, and other places, relative to the treaty between this country & G. Britain I shall receive with satisfaction.

It is an interesting subject; and to know the sense of the people generally on it, or that of cool & dispassionate men who are judges of the subject, without prejudice or partiality, would be very agreeable to me. With esteem & regard I am—Dr Sir Your Affecte

Go: Washington

ALS, PP. The word “Private” on the cover, written in GW’s hand, is partly obscured but also noted in the docket.

1GW referred to Wolcott’s letter of 26 July and to the meeting of Philadelphia citizens on Saturday, 25 July.

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