George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Law, 17 February 1799

To Thomas Law

Mount Vernon 17th Feby 1799

Dear Sir,

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

Go: Washington

ALS, owned (1972) by Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson, Austin, Texas.

1Law marked a cross here and noted below: “The 22 Feby the Generals birthday—67th Year ended.”

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