To Tobias Lear
Thursday night 30th. Augt. 1798.
I have, at length, received the President’s answer (through the Secretary of War) to my request to be allowed a Secretary, who gives it as his opinion that I have an undoubted right to one, or all of my military family, if I find it convenient, and that their pay &c. will be allowed.
And the Secretary having thrown a mass of Papers upon me which I have not looked into (being this moment arrived) I should be glad if you would now come & take your station.1 Yrs. always & Affectly.
Letters and Recollections of George Washington, description begins Letters and Recollections of George Washington: Being Letters to Tobias Lear and others between 1790 and 1799, showing the First American in the management of his estate and domestic affairs. With a diary of Washington’s last days, kept by Mr. Lear. New York, 1906. description ends 126.