Madam Cambridge April the 2nd 1776
You may be assured that nothing would give the General, or me greater pleasure than to wait upon you at dinner this day, - but his time is so totally engrossed by applications from one department and another and (missing) - part in which last I am also concerned and busy - as indeed all the Family are - that it is not in any of our powers to accept your polite and friendly Invitation, 1 nor will it be in my power I am perswaded to thank you personally for the polite attention, you have shewn me since I came into this province, I must tharefore beg your acceptance of them in this way and at this time and that you will be assurd that I shall hold them in greatfull remembrance - I am desired by the General to offer you his sincear thanks for your kind wishes and present his Compliments along with Mr & Mrs Custis and my own to you and Colo Warren - with every Sentiment of esteem I am and shall remane to be
Your much obliged Friend
and Hble servant
To Mrs Warren
April 2d 1776
My dear Mamma Mount Airy June 9th. 1776
The receipt of your kind Letter by Mr Ross, and the Generals by Post, gave Me the sincerest pleasure to hear You were in so fair a Way of getting faverably through the Smalpox: 1 - the smal Danger attending that Disorder by Innoculation when the patients follow the Directions of their Phycian, has releived Me from much Anxiety, which I doubt less should have felt on the Innoculation of so dear a Mother: - I do with the truest affection congratulate you on and thank God for your recovery - I should
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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: 168.
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