To Thomas Law
Mount Vernon 17th Feby 1799
Knowing that Nelly Custis had announced her intended Marriage to her Sisters; informed them of the day on which it was to be celebrated; and invited their presence at the Ceremony; I have given no particular invitations. But lest Mrs Law and yourself should require something more formal than an Invitation from the Bride Elect, I inform you that1 Friday next is to make her and Lewis one flesh & one bone; Before which Mrs Washington & myself would be very happy to see you and Mrs Law at this place. Best wishes attend you both, and little Eliza. I am—Dear Sir Yr Affectionate and Obedt Hble Servant
ALS, owned (1972) by Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson, Austin, Texas.
1. Law marked a cross here and noted below: “The 22 Feby the Generals birthday—67th Year ended.”