To George Washington1
[New York, August 10, 1796]
About a fortnight since, I sent you a certain draft.2 I now send you another on the plan of incorporating.3 Whichever you may prefer, if there be any part you wish to transfer from one to another any part to be changed—or if there be any material idea in your own draft which has happened to be omitted and which you wish introduced—in short if there be any thing further in the matter in which I can be of any, I will with great pleasure obey your commands.
Very respectfully & Affecty I have the honor to be Sir Yr Obed ser
ALS, MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to H to Washington, May 10, 1796. See also Washington to H, May 15, 1796; “Abstract of Points to Form an Address,” May 16–July 5, 1796; H to Washington, June 1, July 30, 1796.
2. This is a reference to H’s “Draft of Washington’s Farewell Address,” which is printed as an enclosure to H to Washington, July 30, 1796. See also the introductory note to H to Washington, May 10, 1796.
3. See the enclosure to this letter. See also the introductory note to H to Washington, May 10, 1796.