George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander White, 29 July 1796

Washington 29th July 1796


I informed you of my return to the City on the morning of Monday Se’night—Next Tuesday being Frederick Court where I expect several trials will come on at which my presence will be essential, I shall set out for Virginia this afternoon or early tomorrow morning, from whence I mean to return in time to take my Seat at the Board—on Monday the 8th of August; the last week of that month, it will be equally necessary for me to attend Berkeley Court, and it would be a very desirable thing to remain in that Country during the whole month, as the state of Mrs Whites health renders it necessary for her to go to Bath, I should wish to accompany her, and indeed it is not much less necessary for me than for her to spend some time there—I have been accustomed to do so at least every other year for 30 yrs. I have already omitted two successive seasons—and will omit the third rather than incur the imputation of neglect, at a time when so much is said about the non residence of the Commissioners—altho I consider those Waters as the great preservative of my health, particularly against the Rheumatism, of which I had a severe attack eleven years ago, and feel very serious symptoms of its return—I am with Sentiments of the highest respect and most sincere Regard Sir your most Obt Servt

Alexr White

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