Madam Mount Vernon, Decr 8th 1788
You may readily conceive that I felt sensible for your situation - and that were it as much in my power as it is my desire I would contribute effectually to your relief - after having said this, I need only add, that as the general possesses the same good disposition towards you, - and writes on the subject himself, it is unnecessary for me to say more than that my best wishes attend you, - and that I am madam 1
Your most obed servt
Mrs. Welsh Mrs. Martha Washingtons Letter
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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: 209.
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