George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Robert Rutherford, 19 October 1793

From Robert Rutherford

Fredericksburgh [Va.] October 19th 1793

Dear Sir

The direful Contagion at Philada precludes Congress, I therefore beg leave to mention as the prevailing opinion, that you will recommend some place as a rallying point for the representatives of the people where they Can Resolve to proceed on the business of the Session. I write in haste from this place impressed with every sentiment of respect, and Confidence in your enlarged prudence, and far superior Judgment, while I have the honour to be with great Esteem and every good wish My Dear Sir Your Most obedt Hble Sert

R. Rutherford

ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.

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