George Washington Papers

From George Washington to James Madison, 12 December 1790

To James Madison

[c.12 December 1790] Sunday, 9 Oclock. ⟨A.⟩M.

Dr Sir,

Enclosed are the last dispatches I have rec’d from Mr Gouvr Morris.1 As they unfold, pretty evidently I think, the disposition of the British Ministry, I wish you to see them—Pray return them to me in the course of this day. Sincerely & Affectly, I am Yrs

Go: Washington

ALS, anonymous donor.

1The enclosures almost certainly included Gouverneur Morris’s letters of 18 and 21 Sept. 1790 reporting the failure of his mission to London. No reply from Madison has been found.

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