George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Joseph Eckley, 10 May 1786

To Joseph Eckley

Mount Vernon 10th May 1786.


I have had the honor to receive your favor of the 20th ulto and its enclosure. I was indebted to Doctr Gordon before he left the Country, for the Boston Independant Chronicle; and am so since to your goodness for offering to continue them. The Doctr sent these papers unasked, after having read them himself (being a subscriber)—but as their continuation must be attended with expence & trouble, you would oblige me by withholding them. To be candid, my avocations are so numerous that I very rarely find time to look into Gazettes after they come to me. I feel myself, however not less indebted to your politeness, & obliging offer, by the non-acceptance of it. With respect I am Sir Your Most Obt and obliged Servant

G: Washington


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