George Washington Papers

From George Washington to James Madison, 27 October 1791

To James Madison

[Philadelphia] Thursday 27th Octr 1791.

My dear Sir,

Enclosed I return you the list of Sales in the Federal City.1

You will oblige me, by drafting a short answer to the address, to be presented tomorrow, and sending it to me this Evening or in the Morning early. If you want the address let me know it & it shall be sent to you.2 Yours—Sincerely & Affectly

Go: Washington

ALS, H-Ar: Cartwright Collection. James Madison erroneously docketed the cover 22 Oct. 1791.

1For the enclosure, see David Stuart to GW, 19 Oct., n.1.

2Madison chaired the committee appointed by the U.S. House of Representatives to prepare an address in answer to GW’s speech to the Senate and House of 25 Oct., and GW was asking him to draft the president’s reply to that address (see GW to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, 25 Oct., source note, and GW to the U.S. House of Representatives, 28 Oct., n.1).

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