George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Gordon, 19 September 1785

From William Gordon

Boston Sepr 19. 1785

My dear Sir

Have ⟨just reed⟩ your letter with the Contents written by Mr Mc⟨Henry⟩, & shall attend to your obliging hints, will be more full in my next.1 Was alarmed at the black seal, & find no particular mention of the occasion.2 Wish your Lady better health, in which Mrs Gordon would join me & in best respects to yourself, did she know of my writing. Your sincere friend & humble servant

William Gordon

ALS, DLC:GW. The manuscript is mutilated, and the words in angle brackets are conjectures.

2Martha Washington’s mother and brother, Frances Jones Dandridge and Bartholomew Dandridge, died in April 1785.

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