George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the Cabinet, 10 June 1794

To the Cabinet

Philadelphia June 10th 1794.

It is my wish to set off for Mount Vernon on Monday next.1 With some inconvenience to myself, it might be delayed until Wednesday; beyond which the purposes of my journey would, in a great measure, be defeated by further delay. I therefore desire that everything which requires my attention in your Department previous to my absence, may be laid before me with as much promptitude as the case will admit of.

Go: Washington

LB, DNA: RG 59, GW’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State.

1The next Monday was 16 June. GW set off for Mount Vernon at 8 A.M. on 17 June (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 310).

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