August 30, 1789
Mrs Washington presents her compliments to Mrs. Hamilton1 and if she is disengaged this Evening will do herself the pleasure to visit her
Mrs Willis1 presents her most respectfull complements to the President an Lady and begs there acceptance of four glasses of Virgia honey. She has not a doubt of that article being plenty in the State of New York but perhaps not wrought in the same manner and of course not so pure. She flatters herself if it has no other recommendation than being sent by an acquaintance from a place near that of his Nativity they will be induced to taste it and will be happy to hear of the welfare of the family and that they have made an agreeable breakfast on it.
Septr 18 1789
ALS (Third person), DLC: GW.
Dear Sir New York, September 21, 1789
Your letter of the 12th instt. came duly to hand. I have given the subject of it every consideration that time and my situation would enable me to do. The result is, that if Mr. Alexander, upon your recovery of the land for which the price, and mode of payment is disputed, and paying rent for it during the time it has been out of his possession (the latter to be fixed by men of judgment and impartiality) is disposed to accomodate the Suit which is pending between you, as administrator of John Parke Custis Esqr. deceased, and himself, that it would, all circumstances considered, be most advisable to accede to it. My reasons for this are many.