George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Edmund Randolph, 12 October 1786

To Edmund Randolph

[c.12 October 1786]

Dr Sir,

By Doctr Stuart I return the books you were so obliging as to allow me the reading of: by him also I send you the Travels of the Marqs de Chastellux, for your perusal.1

I felt for your disappointment the day you left this, & hope no accidents intervened afterwards to give further interruption to your journey. Unknowing of the quantity of rain which had fallen in the course of the night, I was never more surprized than in a ride I took to some of my plantations an hour or two after you went away, to find every place deluged.


LB (incomplete), DLC:GW.

1Randolph stopped at Mount Vernon on 16–18 Sept., with his wife and two children, after attending the Annapolis Convention.

2The next page of the letter book is missing.

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