George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 4 December 1789]

Friday 4th. A great number of Visiters (Gentlemen & Ladies) this evening to Mrs. Washington.

The Governor of New Jersey and the Speaker of the House of Assembly of that State presented an Address from the Legislature thereof and received an answer to it—after which they dined with me.

The letter of congratulation to GW from the New Jersey legislature was signed, 1 Dec. 1789, by Gov. William Livingston on behalf of the council and, 30 Nov. 1789, by Speaker John Beatty for the assembly (DLC:GW). GW’s reply is in MHi: William Livingston Papers.

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