George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Law, 28 September 1797

From Thomas Law

Washington Septr 28th 1797

Dear Sir,

If you approve of the enclosed plan, you will be kind enough to give it some aid, & with the fostering support of your name no doubt all the Shares will be taken—should you disapprove you will tear it & excuse the liberty I take to which I am prompted by a wish to adopt every means for the promotion of this new Establishment. A good Tavern will answer to the keeper of it & will encourage a Hair dresser Butcher & other useful members of Society to settle around it.1

The Capitol progresses fast & the Presidents house is covered in—to descend from great inanimate things to small lively ones let me inform you that Eliza & our little girl are in perfect health, but Mr Fayette will inform you more particularly.2 With affectionate & respectful remembrances to Mrs Washington I remain With Sincere esteem & regard Yr Most Obliged

Thomas Law


2George Washington Motier Lafayette was visiting the families of Thomas Law and Thomas Peter. See Lafayette to GW, 23 Sept. 1797 and note 2 of that document.

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