George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Hector St. John Crèvecoeur, 5 May 1788

To Hector St. John Crèvecoeur

Mount Vernon May 5th 1788.


The letter with which you were pleased to honor me, dated the 17th ult., & the enclosure, came safe. For your attention & care of the latter I pray you to accept of my best thanks, at the sametime that I entreat you to pardon the liberty I now take in requesting the favor of you to forward the letters herewith sent by the Packet, or any other safe Conveyance.1 With sentiments of great esteem I am Sir Yr Most Obedient & Most Hble Servant

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ALS, DLC: Crèvecoeur Papers; LB, DLC:GW.

1The letters enclosed may have been those of 25 April to Chastellux and of 28 April to Lafayette and to Rochambeau.

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