George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Sarah and Thomas Porter, 18 May 1788

To Sarah and Thomas Porter

[18 May 1788]

General and Mrs Washington presents their Compliments to Mr and Mrs Porter and requests the favor of their Company at dinner tomorrow Monday 19th May 1788. An answer is requested.

AD, ViMtvL. The italicized words of the invitation are printed; the remainder are in the hand of GW. GW struck out the final “s” in “presents.”

Sarah (Sally) Ramsay, daughter of William Ramsay, and the Alexandria merchant Thomas Porter were married on 5 Feb. 1788.

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