George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Andrew Ellicott, 26 November 1792

From Andrew Ellicott

City of Washington Novr 26th 1792


With this you will receive an Almanac for the year 1793, which I calculated, and compiled, during my sickness last September. The astronomical part is adapted to the latitude, and meridian of the City of Washington.1

My design in this work, was merely to assist other (laudable) endeavours, in bringing the City of Washington into Public notice: and if it should be so fortunate as to meet your approbation, I shall think myself amply rewarded.2 I am Sir your Hbl. Servt

Andw Ellicott

ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.

1The enclosed almanac was Ellicott’s New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Almanac, and Ephemeris, for the Year of Our Lord 1793 (Baltimore, [1792]).

2On behalf of the president, Tobias Lear wrote Ellicott on 3 Dec. offering GW’s thanks for the almanac (DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters).

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