George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., 10 April 1786

To Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.

Mount Vernon 10th Apl 1786

My dear Sir,

Your favor of the 20th of Feby came safely, tho’ tedeously; as it is not more than a few days since I received it, and the inclosure, for which I thank you. The author at the sametime that he pays a just tribute to the deceased does no discredit to his own talents.

I hope nothing will intervene to prevent the tour you have in contemplation to the Southward; and I persuade myself you will believe me very sincere, when I assure you of the pleasure I shall feel at seeing you under my roof; in wch every inhabitant of the mansion (acquainted with you) will participate. Your acquaintance G.A. Washington has taken unto himself a wife (Fanny Bassett the Niece of Mrs Washington) both of whom live with us.

The inclosed for Mr Dwight, I take the liberty of committing to your care, because the letter which I received from him (and of which this is an acknowledgment) having neither date nor place to it, I am at a loss where to direct it. If my address is wrong (for your Parsons sometimes turn Lawyers) I pray you to correct it.1

Mrs Washington & George, join me in every good wish for your self, Mrs Trumbull & family, and with sentiments of sincere esteem and perfect friendship I am, Dear Sir Yr Affecte & Obt Hble Ser⟨vt⟩

Go: Washington

ALS, ViMtvL.

1For GW’s letter to Timothy Dwight, see Dwight to GW, October 1785, n.2.

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