From Brissot de Warville
New York 10th Augst 1788
Not knowing precisely at what time I shall be able to go to Virginia to pay my respects, I take the resolution to address by the Post to you the annexed Letter, which the Marq. de la Fayette hath sent to me & in which he makes mention of me1—as it may contain news that may be interresting to you, I hasten to forward it.2 I have the honor to be &c.
Translation, by David Humphreys, DLC:GW; ALS, in French, DLC:GW. The ALS is in CD-ROM:GW.
2. GW replied from Mount Vernon on 28 Aug.: “Sir, The letter which you did me the honor to address to me on the 10th of August accompanied by one from the Marquis de la Fayette, arrived by the last post. Whensoever you can make your Journey to Virginia convenient for yourself, I shall hope to have the pleasure of seeing you at Mount Vernon, and of testifying my regard for a gentleman who interests himself so much in the Wellfare and reputation of America. With sentiments of consideration and regard I have the honor to be &c. Go. Washington” (LB, DLC:GW).