To Jonathan Boucher
Alexandria Augt 18th 1772
Harvest, Company, and one thing or another, equally unforeseen and unavoidable, has hitherto prevented Mrs Washington & myself from paying our respects to Mrs Boucher and you; but if nothing happens more than we at present know of, you may expect to see us the first Week in September,1 perhaps the middle of it—This I have mentiond, that, in case you should have any call out abt that time you may [be]2 free enough to signify it, as any other time will be equally convenient & agreeable to Dr Sir, Yr Most Obedt Hble Ser⟨vt⟩
1. For Boucher’s marriage to Eleanor Addison, see GW to Boucher, 21 May. GW with Mrs. Washington and her two children arrived at Boucher’s house on 4 Sept. for a three-day visit (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:128–29).
2. GW inserted a caret below the line but neglected to add a word.