George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Francis Asbury, 24 April 1786

From Francis Asbury

Alexandria April 24th 1786

Honoured Sir

Give me leave to prensent you, with one of our Prayer Books, and another to your Lady. Please to accept the Sermons also to your candid perusal.1 Receive them as a small token of my great respect and veneration for your Person who am your most obedient friend & Servant

Francis Asbury

ALS, PHi: Dreer Collection—American Clergy.

1An Address to the Annual Subscribers for the Support of Cokesbury-College, and to the Members of the Methodist Society, by Thomas Coke and Asbury, a pamphlet printed in New York in 1787, was in GW’s library at the time of his death. Francis Asbury (1745–1816) was the leader of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America.

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