To James McHenry
Mount Vernon 22d June 1798
I am not disposed to withdraw your attention from more important matters; or to be troublesome in any degree; or to press my correspondence upon you. But not having even heard whether my letter, of which the enclosed is taken from a Press copy ever reached your hands, I am induced to make the enquiry.
I wish also to know what has been done with a letter of mine, put under cover to you (early in March last) to be forwarded, or suppressed, at your discretion, to a Mr John Parker; who exhibited Proposals to the Public, for compiling a complete Edition of all the Journals of Congress from the earliest period of them down to the present day?1 With respect—I am—Dear Sir Your Obedient Servant
ALS, LNT: George H. and Katherine M. Davis Collection; letterpress copy, NN: Washington Papers; LB, DLC:GW.
1. The enclosed letter “taken from a Press copy” is GW’s letter of 6 May; GW’s letter inquiring about John Parker is dated 4 March. See McHenry to GW, 26 June.