To William Nelson, Jr.
Mount Vernon 23d Sept. ’93.
Your Letter of the 5. instant, enclosing a copy of several resolutions entered into by the Inhabitants of the County & borough of York, I have had the pleasure to receive.
That the well-being of our Country rests upon the cultivation of peace (consistently with public faith & our own rights) agriculture & commerce, I am well convinced; & I beg you to express to my fellow Citizens of York County & Borough, the satisfaction I derive from the declaration of their intentions to join in preserving these blessings to the United States, and to present them my best thanks for their favorable expressions towards me personally.
LB, DLC:GW. Printed in the Virginia Gazette, and General Advertiser (Richmond), 9 Oct., and other newspapers.