George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Fitzgerald, 9 February 1785

From John Fitzgerald

Alexandria [Va.] Feby 9th 1785

Dear Sir

I am honor’d with your letter of this day & forward you by the Bearer 6 Copies of the Printed Bill should you think more necessary at any time please apply for them.1

Our Subscriptions I doubt not will be fill’d in the limited time[.] I keep my Book in order to have the pleasure of your name at the head of it. I have the honor to be Dear Sir your mo. Obed. Servant

John Fitzgerald

If you can conveniently come up to morrow please favor me with your Company at Dinner.2


1Letter not found. The “printed Bill” is the act creating the Potowmack Company. See GW to John Beckley, 5 February.

2GW wrote in his diary on 10 Feb., “Road up to Alexandria today and dined with Colo. Fitzgerald” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 4:88).

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