George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Beverley Randolph, 20 December 1784

To Beverley Randolph

Alexandria 20th Decr 1784


The letter you did me the honor to write to me the 15th Inst. was not delivered until late yesterday Evening—I filled the Blank in the letter to Govr Paca and forwarded it; and am now on my way to annapolis. I named the 22d, which at the rate your Express travels,1 is as soon as the Govr can lay your letter before the Assembly of Maryland and Commrs be appointed to meet those from this State—Genl Gates will attend; & I have given Colo. Blackburne notice of the time & place.

As soon as the business of the meeting is finished a report shall be made. I have the honr to be Sir Yr most obt Servt

Go: W.

ADfS, ICU. The ALS was advertised for sale in 1890 in McKay catalog 3819, item 592.

1Randolph’s messenger, Daniel Thompson, signed with his mark at Annapolis, 25 Dec: “Received from G. Washington two Guineas to defray my expences in this place & back to Richmond” (Vi).

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