George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Foulke, 17 May 1784

To John Foulke

[Philadelphia] Monday Morning [17 May 1784]

Genl Washington presents his Compliments to Doctr Foulke—thanks him for his polite Card, & Ticket—and would with great pleasure attend his Lecture on Pneumatics; but the business which brought him to this City does not leave him at liberty, as the Members of the Cincinnati are anxious to bring it to a close.

AL, DSI: National Air and Space Museum.

John Foulke (1757–1796), a graduate in 1780 of the University of the State of Pennsylvania, had returned from study abroad and was on the staff of the Pennsylvania Hospital.

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