George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Roger Alden, 31 May 1787

From Roger Alden

Office of Secy of Congress [New York] May 31st 1787


I have the honor to enclose to Your Excellency the news papers of this day, published in the city of New York—and I am directed by the Members of Congress present to transmit them daily1—with the greatest respect I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Most Obedt & most Humble servt.

Copy, DNA:PCC, item 49.

Roger Alden (d. 1836) of Connecticut, major and aide-de-camp to Jedediah Huntington during the Revolution, in 1781 became the assistant to Charles Thomson, secretary of Congress.

1GW acknowledged Alden’s letter on 8 June from Philadelphia: “Sir, I have been honored with your favor of the 31st Ult., enclosg the Gazettes of New York. Let me entreat you to make my acknowledgments to the Honble Members of Congress who were so obliging as to direct them to be sent to me; and that you would be pleased to accept, yourself, my thanks for the regularity with which they have been forwarded. I am Sir Yr most Obedt Hble Serv⟨t⟩ Go: Washington” (ALS, owned by Sterling Shane, Los Angeles, California, 2015).

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