George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Turner, 25 April 1778

To Thomas Turner

[Valley Forge] April 25th 1778.


Altho^ I am not much accustomed to accept presents, I cannot refuse one offered in such polite terms as accompanied the Pistols & furniture you were so obliging as to send me by Captn Fauntleroy. They are very elegant, & deserve my best thanks, which are offered with much sincerity. The favourable Sentiments you are pleased to entertain of me, & the obliging and flattering manner in which they are expressed add to the obligation1 & I am Sir Yr Most Obedt & Most H: Ser.

G. W——n

ADfS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. This letter was apparently transmitted with GW’s letter to George Lewis of 3 May.

1See Turner to GW, 22 Mar. 1778. On the draft GW first wrote and then struck out the words “which you have confered on.”

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