George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Ezra Stiles, 1 April 1782

Newburgh April 1st 1782


On my way from Philadelphia to this place, I had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 20th of March, covering an Oration delivered by Mr Tutor Meigs on the Surrender of Lord Cornwallis—I entreat, you will make that Gentleman sensible of the high gratification I have received from his ingenious performance; and that you Will be convinced of the ardent passion I have for the promotion of the cause of Literature in general, and especially of the pleasure I feel in the encreasing reputation & utility of the Seat of Learning under your immediate direction—with every Sentiment of personal regard I have the honor to be Sir Yr Most Obedt Se

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