George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Patrick Henry, 20 March 1785

To Patrick Henry

Mount Vernon 20th Mar. 1785

Dear Sir,

Your favor of the 12th together with the letters and parcels from Sir Edward Newenham, came safe to hand. For the trouble you have had with the latter I offer you my thanks, at the sametime I beg your excuse for adding to it by causing the letter herewith enclosed to be forwarded to Captn Boyle of the ship Jane & Diana when a safe conveyance offers.1

I hope this letter will find your family in better health than when you last wrote, and your Grandson perfectly restored.2 With very great esteem regard & respect I am—Dear Sir Yr Most Obt Hble Ser⟨vt⟩

Go: Washington

ALS (photocopy), Sotheby, Parke-Bernet catalog, item 24, 20 Mar. 1973; LB, DLC:GW.

2It was on this day that the men who were participating in what came to be known as the Mount Vernon conference left Alexandria and came to Mount Vernon to conclude their deliberations. See Thomas Stone to GW, 28 Jan. 1785, n.1.

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