George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Tobias Lear, 10 October 1791

To Tobias Lear

Mount Vernon Oct. 10th 1791

Dear Sir

Your letters of the 2d & 5th came to my hands on Saturday morning. Yesterday I allotted to acknowledge the rect of them &

to write several letters; but company coming in before breakfast, and from thence till dinner, and an early succession again to day—I can do no more than say they came duly to hand, and approve of your getting the Rooms (mentioned in your letter of the 2d) Painted—The Passage above wants it exceedingly; especially in, and about the cross-passages, & I hope will receive a ⟨Coat.1 I am Yrs. Affectionately.

Go: Washington⟩

AL[S], owned (1976) by Mr. Donald Jackson, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1This word and the complimentary closing are supplied from Letters and Recollections of George Washington, description begins Letters and Recollections of George Washington: Being Letters to Tobias Lear and others between 1790 and 1799, showing the First American in the management of his estate and domestic affairs. With a diary of Washington’s last days, kept by Mr. Lear. New York, 1906. description ends 55.

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