George Washington Papers

From George Washington to David Rittenhouse, 16 February 1783

Newburgh 16th Feby 1783.


I have been honored with your letter of the 7th, and beg you to accept my sincere thanks for the favor confered on me in the Glasses—which are very fine—but more particularly for the flattering expressions which accompanied the present.

The Spectacles suit my Eyes extremely well—as I am perswaded the Reading Glasses also will when I get more accustomed to the use of them—At present, I find some difficulty in coming at the proper Focus—but when I do obtain it, they magnify perfectly, and shew those letters very distinctly which at first appear like a mist—blended together & confused.

I send the amount of the Silver Smiths charge—and with great esteem & respect am Sir, Yr Most Obedt & Hble Serv[t]

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