George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Timothy Pickering, 28 June 1797

To Timothy Pickering

Mount Vernon 28th June 1797

Dear Sir,

I now, as intimated in my last, take the liberty of committing the letters herewith sent to your care. The one for Genl Marshall contains others for France.1

Will you permit me to remind you of the copying machine—the Journals & Laws—which you were so good as to promise you would have the first repaired, an[d] all sent to me.2 My compliments, in which Mrs Washington joins are offered to Mrs Pickering &ca and I am Dear Sir Your Obedt & Affecte Servt

Go: Washington

ALS, MHi: Pickering Papers.

1See GW to Pickering, 12 June. The letter to John Marshall has not been found, but see Marshall to GW, 7 July. In his letter of 24 June to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney in France, GW told Pinckney it would be “handed to you by Genl Marshall,” who with Elbridge Gerry had been chosen to join Pinckney in Paris to negotiate with the French Directory. GW also sent to be forwarded his letters to Dumas and Ségur, both dated 24 June [1] [2] as well.

2See Pickering to GW, 1 July, and note 1 of that document. What appear to be parentheses inserted before “the first” and after “all” have been omitted.

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