To David Parry
Mt Vernon 25th May 1785.
I have had the honor, lately, to receive your favor of the 18th of July last year.1 For the politeness with which your Excellency was pleased to receive my Nephew G: A. Washington, & for the distinguished marks of attention which you shewed him whilst he was in the Island of Barbadoes (for which he retains a grateful sense) I feel myself exceedingly obliged, & should be happy in opportunities to convince your Excelly of the impression they have made on me.
My Nephew, after a peregrination thro’ many of the W. India Islands—spending some time in Bermuda, & the winter in Charleston (So. Carolina) returned home a few days ago, a good deal amended in his health, but not perfectly restored to it. I have the honor to be &c.
1. GW wrote to the governor of Barbados on 25 April 1784 on behalf of his nephew, George Augustine Washington, who was going to the West Indies for his health; on 18 July 1784 David Parry wrote GW that he was pleased to have made the acquaintance of GW’s nephew.