George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Nathaniel Tracy, 12 November 1778

To Nathaniel Tracy

Head Quarters [Fredericksburg, N.Y.] 12 Novemr 1778.


It was not till the return of Major Gibbs from the Eastward that I discovered how much the cheerfulness of my table was owing to you. The pipe of wine which you sent me, was till then mistaken for a purchase of the commissary but notwithstanding its goodniss there still remained enough to remember the sender. I beg you may accept my thanks. and am Sir your most.

Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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