George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Daniel Carroll, 17 March 1791

To Daniel Carroll

Philadelphia March 17th 1791.

Dear Sir,

The enclosed letter was written to go by the post of yesterday, but was omitted to be sent to the Office in season.1

I have thought best, upon every consideration, to fix on monday next for the day of my departure from this city. In which case, I expect to be four days in travelling to Baltimore; and as I shall be under the necessity of going by the way of Annapolis, I must calculate upon three days more for my journey from Baltimore to that place and my stay there; one day will carry me from thence to George Town—which will bring it to Monday the 28th of this month, at which time, if no accident intervenes, I shall expect to meet the Commissioners at that place, of which I will thank you to give them notice.2 With very great regard I am Dear Sir Your most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, DLC: Presidential Manuscripts—General; LB, DLC:GW; LB, DNA: RG 42, Records of the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, Letters Sent.

1The enclosure was almost certainly GW’s letter to Carroll, dated 16 Mar. 1791, which reads: “I have had the pleasure to receive your letter of the 13th instant. The business in the Treasury and War departments is not yet completed—and the reports which are made of the roads concur with that circumstance to delay the commencement of my journey for a few days longer—When I am able to determine on the day of my departure from this city I will write to you again” (LS, DLC: Presidential MSS). Carroll replied on 21 Mar. 1791, acknowledging one letter of 16 Mar. and two of 17 Mar. 1791.

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