George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Clinton, 23 November 1795

To George Clinton

Philadelphia 23d Novr 1795.

dear Sir,

Your favor of the 17th instt has been duly received. My enquiries after your health have been constant—and my concern for the ill-state of it—has been sincere.

I beg you will not suffer the business, in which I am jointly interested, give you a moments concern; for I can assure you it has never occupied a thought of mine. But in order to make the transacting of it as easy to yourself, and as convenient to others as the case is susceptible of, I will empower you to act for me in the same manner you do for yourself, if there is no incompatibility in it—and I see none. And as you know what kind of an instrument is necessary to vest a power adapted to the nature of the case I will execute & return to you any one you may draw or have drawn & forwarded to me, and with the number of witnesses to it you shall advise. I pray you to present me respectfully to Mrs Clinton & the family, in which Mrs Washington unites, and that you would believe me to be, as I really am Dr Sir—Yr Obedt & Affecte Servt

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