George Washington Papers

To George Washington from George Clinton, 23 April 1789

From George Clinton

New York 23d April 1789

Dear Sir,

I have been honored with your Letter of the 25th of last Month—I begg leave to assure your Excellency that had you found it convenient to have given us your Company at my House, instead of being Burdensome, it would have afforded my Familly the highest Pleasure and Sattisfaction. We must however acquiese in your Determination, and I do it with the less Reluctance as I observe the Arrangments made by the Senate & Representatives for your Reception appear to correspond with the Sentiments expressed by your Excellency.

Permit me however Sir now to sollicit the Honor of the Company of your Excellency and Suite at Dinner on the Day of your Arrival in this City,1 and to request that you will take a Bed at my House that Night—I flatter myself this will not be denied me as I presume it cannot interfere with any other Arrangment. I have the Honor to be with Sincere Respect & Esteem Your Excellency’s most Obedt Servant

Geo. Clinton


1GW and his party dined with Clinton but spent the night at the president’s residence. See Elias Boudinot to GW, 22 April 1789, n.1.

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