George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 18 July 1775

To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.

Cambridge July 18. 1775


Allow me to return you my Sincerest thanks for the kind Wishes & favourable Sentiments exprss’d in yours of the 13th Instant: its the Cause1 of our Common Country calls us both to an Active & dangerous Duty, I trust that Divine Providence which wisely orders the Affairs of Men will enable us to discharge it with Fidelity & Success—The uncorrupted Choice of a brave & free People has raised you to deserved Eminence; that the Blessing of Health & the still greater Blessing of long continuing to govern such a People may be yours is the Sincere Wish of Sir Your Most Obedient very humble Servant

Go. Washington

LB, Ct: Trumbull Papers; LB, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The letter-book copy in DLC:GW reads “As the Cause.”

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