George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jean Le Mayeur, 24 October 1787

From Jean Le Mayeur

Charleston [S.C.] Octb. 24. 1787


I hope your Excellency by this time has recovered the fatigue of your Great work in the Convention which must afford the Greatest satisfaction when his Excellency hears as I have done for five hundred miles where the people seem so well satisfied of the new forms of Governement—principly in the Expectation to have at their head the first legislature.

I hope Lady Washington to whom I prefers my profound respect as well as Major and Mrs Washington.

I have been here a few days and intend to Continue till the midle of January from whence to st augustine to obtine a passage to havanah (as mentioned in my answer to your Excellencys last favour of the 5th of may)1 and then to st domingo from where I intend to return in June upon the Continent at Baltimore or Alexendria if it is in my power Col. Washington has not been well for some time past.2 I have the honour to be with the most profound Respect and veneration Your Excellencys Most obdt & most hble serviteur

john Le Mayeur.


1In his letter to GW of 23 May 1787, Le Mayeur refers to a letter from GW of 5 May, which is missing.

2This is William Washington of Sandy Hill in South Carolina.

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