George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jean Le Mayeur, 14 August 1784

From Jean Le Mayeur

new york august 14. 1784


among the many civilities I had the honor of reciving in your Excellencys family 1 there was one which little master George frequently showed in lending me his blue horse when I had occasion to ride—I have been so fortunate since my return to this City as to meet with a little red horse which I beg to have the pleasure of presenting to him as a token of my regard. this little horse is just big Enough for the little house which master George and myself built upon the side of the hill.

I shall always remember with singular pleasure and Gratitude the marks of a kind and generous regards which have been Evident in the attentions I have had the honor of Experiencing from your Excellency and Lady Washington.

I beg leave to present my most respectfull regards to Lady Washington to the amiable sutor to major Washington of whom I hope she has recived some newse, to mrs Stuede, Mr and Mrs Leon Washington.2 I have the honor to be with parfect Respect of your Excellency your most humble & obeisant serviteur

docr Le mayeur


1For Le Mayeur’s visit to Mount Vernon, see GW to Richard Varick, 22 Feb. 1784, n.4.

2Le Mayeur is referring to Fanny Bassett, George Augustine Washington, Eleanor Calvert Custis Stewart, and to Lund Washington and his wife.

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