To William Temple Franklin
Mount Vernon 26th Septr 1785.
The last post gave me the pleasure of receiving your favor of the 20th inst: covering, among others, a letter from the Marquis de la Fayette, who speaks of you to me in very advantageous terms.1 but your own merit Sir, of which I have heard frequent mention, is alone sufficient to impress me with very favourable sentiments of you; of which I should be happy to give you personal assurances at this place—if inclination, or business should induce you to visit this part of the United States. I am Sir, &c.
LB, DLC:GW; LB, MHi: Adams Papers. For the delivery of this letter, see George Taylor, Jr., to GW, 17 October.