George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Jay, 8 January 1795

From John Jay


London 8 Jany 1795

Dear Sir

The Design of this Letter is merely for the Purpose of transmitting to You the pamplet herewith enclosed. I recd it (in two parcels) from Doctr Anderson with a Request that I would send it to You;1 but not knowing who the Bearer will be I omit adding any thing except the most sincere assurances of my remaining with perfect Respect Esteem & attachment Dear Sir your obliged and obt Servt

John Jay


1Jay probably enclosed Letters for Promoting the Silk Manufacture on the Coast of Coromandel (Madras, 1794), written by the physician James Anderson of Madras. That volume in GW’s library bore the following inscriptions: “To Doctor Jas. Anderson Edinburgh pr. favor of Mr. Haig” and “To His Excellency George Washington Esqr President of Congress, America From His most obedient Hubl. Servt Jas. Anderson 15th Dec 1794.” (Griffin, Catalogue of the Washington Collection description begins Appleton P. C. Griffin, comp. A Catalogue of the Washington Collection in the Boston Athenæum. Cambridge, Mass., 1897. description ends , 12). James Anderson of Edinburgh, who had earlier sent GW “a copy as compleat as I can make it, of the correspondence in India of my worthy friend Dr Anderson at Madras” (Anderson to GW, 15 Aug. 1793), may have enclosed the new pamphlet with his letter to Jay of 18 Dec. 1794 (not found, but acknowledged in Jay to Anderson, 15 Feb. 1795, NNC: Jay Papers).

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