George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Bryan Fairfax, 22 April 1782

Newburgh Apl 22d 82

Dear Sir,

Your favor of the 21st Ulto, covering a letter for the present Lord Fairfax, came to my hands about Eight days ago—the latter, was immediately sealed & sent into New York, with other letters which came at the sametime from Colo. Martin—altho’ the good old Lord had lived to an advanced age, I feel a concern at his death. and wish the partition of his Estate had been more in your favor.

I have received, and thank you for your former favor of the 18th of Jany—the assurances of unabated friendship on your part are flattering and pleasing to me; and call for an acknowledgement—which I can make with truth—of reciprocal regard on mine—It will ever give me pleasure to hear of your health & prosperity—with much esteem, & sincere affection I am Dr Sir yr most Obedt Sert

Go: Washington

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