George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Stephens Smith, 6 August 1783

Newburgh Augt 6th 1783

Dear Sir,

I returned to this place yesterday afternoon from a tour of Nineteen days through the Northern & Westwern parts of this State. Upon my arrival I found the enclosed from Mr Rivington accompanied by the Books therein alluded to. Be pleased to thank Mr Rivington for sending them to me, and get Money from Mr Parker & pay for them as (if any thing more was meant) it is upon these terms only I shall keep them. I am Dr Sir Yr Obedt & Affecte Servt

Go: Washington

P.S. Please to get & send me by Mr Smith the following Books. The Beauties of Doctr Johnson

Do of Dr Goldsmith

Do of Dr Watt’s.

Do of Mr Sterne—also

the Beauties of Pope & Swift—if they are Published.

MHi: Adams Papers.

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