till Mamma I was in great hast or wood have wrote to her 4
My Dear Nancy Mount Vernon August 28, 1762
I had the pleasure to receive your kind letter of the 26 of July just as I was setting out on a visit to Mrs Washingtons 1 in Westmoreland where I spent a weak agreably I carred my little patt with me and left Jackey at home for a trial to see how well I coud stay without him though we ware gon but wone fortnight I was quite impatiant to get home if I at any time heard the doggs barke or a noise out I thought thair was a person sent for me I often fansied he was sick or some accident had happened to him so that I think it is impossable for me to leave him as long as Mr Washington must stay when he comes down - if nothing happens I promise myself the pleasure of comeing down in the spring as it will be a healthy time of the year I am very much obliged to you for your kind invitation and assure yourself nothing but my childrens intrest shoud prevent me the sattisfaction of seeing you and my good Friends I am always thinking of and wish it was possable for me to spend more of my time amongst
It gave me great sattisfaction to hear of your dear billys 2 recovry which I hope will be a lasting wone you mention in your letter that Col More3 intended here but we have seen nothing of him we heard at Fredericksburg that he and my Brother 4 had been thaire but no higher I shoud be very glad to seen them heare
We all injoy very good health at preasent I think patty seems to be quite well now Jackey 5 is very thin but in good health and learn thaire
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Book title: Worthy Partner:The Papers of Martha Washington. Contributors: Joseph E. Fields - Compiler, Martha Washington - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1994. Page number: 147.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.