George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the Commanding Officer in Philadelphia, 6 March 1777

To the Commanding Officer in Philadelphia

Morristown Mar. 6th 1777.

Dear Sir,

Being informed that Mrs Washington was to set out from Virginia for Philadelphia on Monday the 24th Ulto, I presume she must be, e’re this, in that City and at a loss what to do, as indeed I am to advise. I shall be obliged to you therefore, for sending the Letter Inclosed, to her, if in Town,1 or as soon as she arrives there & you will very much oblige, in so doing Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

ALS (photocopy), Lion Heart Autographs, catalog no. 16, item 159.

1GW apparently enclosed an unidentified letter from Mercy Otis Warren to Martha Washington (see GW to James Warren, 15 Mar. 1777). Martha Washington arrived at Annapolis, Md., on Saturday, 1 Mar. 1777, and “set out for Baltimore on her way to the northward” on the morning of the following Monday (Pennsylvania Evening Post [Philadelphia], 11 Mar. 1777).

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