George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Harriot Washington, 10 September 1793

From Harriot Washington

Frederickburg [Va.] Septber 10 1793

I now embrace this opportunity of writeing to my honour’d Uncle, to thank him for the money he was so good as to send me beleive me my dear Uncle, that my heart most greatfully acknowledge’s, your’s, and Aunt Washingtons kindness to me, you may rely on my word that I will not get any thing that I can possibly, do without, but there is a great many little thing’s, that I could get at Mt Vernon by applying to Aunt Washington that I am obleiged to purchase now. Aunt Lewis has a very large famaly at present and a great deal of company, which makes my cloath’s ware out much faster than if I was in the country, where any thing would do to ware, but I will take a great deal of care of them.1 Aunt Lewis desired me to inform you, that she sent the letter’s to Cousin Rob, but whether he received them or not she dose not no.2 Cousin Laurence left this, with an intention of going to Bath, we have never heard from him since.3 Aunt Lewis and Cousin Carter4 join me in love to you and Aunt Washington, I am Honor’d Uncle Your affectionate Neice

Harriot Washington

ALS, ViMtvL.

1On Harriot Washington’s request for financial help, see Betty Washington Lewis to GW, 29 Jan., and n.1.

2Betty Washington Lewis evidently was referring to GW’s letter to Robert Lewis of 6 January.

3Lawrence Lewis was Betty Washington Lewis’s son. Bath is now Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

4Betty Lewis Carter, wife of Charles Carter, was Betty Washington Lewis’s daughter.

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