George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Annis Boudinot Stockton, 21 March 1789

To Annis Boudinot Stockton

Mount Vernon, March 21. 1789.

My dear Madam,

Upon taking up my pen to express my sensibility for the flattering sentiments you are still pleased to entertain of me, I found my advocations would only permit me to blend the demonstration of that grateful feeling with an acknowledgement of the receipt of your polite letter and elegant poem.1

Be pleased then to accept my thanks for them.

The joint good wishes of Mrs Washington and myself for yourself and family conclude me, My dear Madam, With great esteem and regard, your most obedient and most humble servant

G. Washington

LB, DLC:GW; ALS, sold in 1963, American Book Prices Current, 69 (1963), 748.

1Annis Stockton’s letter, to which this is a reply, is dated 13 Mar. 1789. The poem is printed in note 2 to that letter.

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