George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jedediah Morse, 28 February 1799

To Jedediah Morse

Mount Vernon 28th Feby 1799

Revd Sir

The letter with which you were pleased to favour me, dated the first instant, accompanying your thanksgiving Sermon came duly to hand.1

For the latter I pray you to accept my thanks. I have read it, and the Appendix with pleasure, and wish the latter at least, could meet a more general circulation than it probably will have, for it contains important information, as little known out of a small circle as the dissimenation of it would be useful, if spread through the Community. With great respect I am—Revd Sir Your Most Obedt Servant

Go: Washington

ALS (letterpress copy), NN: Washington Papers; copy, in hand of Albin Rawlins, owned (1976) by Miss Penissa Wills and Mr. L.J. Wills, Halesowen, England; copy, in the hand of Philip Schuyler, NN: Philip Schuyler Papers.

1Morse wrote GW from Charleston, Mass., on 1 Feb.: “I take the liberty to enclose for your acceptance, a copy of my late Thanksgiving Sermon with an Appendix” (DLC:GW).

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