George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Mitchell, 17 October 1779

To John Mitchell

West point Octr 17th 1779.

Dear Sir,

As I do not at this time know where my Winter Quarters will be, or when I shall get into them. As I have little prospect of seeing my own home this Winter & Mrs Washington desirous of coming to me before the Roads get bad & weather severe—I shall be obliged to you for enquiring & informing me if she can hire lodgings in some genteel (but not a common[)] boarding house in Phila. till I know where I shall be fixed for the Winter. Your answer to this letter so soon as you can have made the necessary enquiry will be thankfully received.1 My Complimts attend Mrs Mitchell. I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

ADfS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Mitchell replied on 30 Oct. that he had taken lodgings for Martha at “Mrs Roche’s” and that Martha would have there “a handsome front Parlour, a good Bed Chamber, Kitchen, & Rooms for Servants” (DLC:GW).

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