George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Marshall, 12 August 1796

Richmond Aug. 12th 1796


Your letter to General Pinckney was deliverd by myself to the postmaster, the night on which I receivd it, & was as he says, immediately forwarded by him. Its loss is the more remarkable as it coud not have been opend from a hope that it containd bank notes.

Permit me Sir to express my gratification as a citizen of the United States, that a gentleman of General Pinckneys character will represent our government at the court of France. with every sentiment of respect & attachment I remain Sir Your obedt Servt

John Marshall

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