Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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To Fanny Bassett Washington

My Dear Fanny ( March 22, 1790)

I wrote to you yesterday but forgot to ask you, to look in my old trunk in the garret, - and you will find a silver seal with my father's arms, it will be more convenient to make a good impression than to send the seal, - you may do as you think best, I wish to have it as soon as you can send it to me, - there was a white necklace in the paper with the pins please to send that and some small mother of pearl beads that is in one of the drawers in my cabinet - if you seal them secure in a paper they will come to me very safe, - you must have them directed to the President, - my love and good wishes attend you and all with you Remember me to all enquiring friends - and believe me your most affectionate

M Washington


To Robert Morris

( March 27, 1790)

The President and Mrs. W - Compliments and thanks to Mr. Morris for his politeness. - They have nothing to charge Mr. Morris with but their affectionate regards for Mrs Morris and the family; and to wish him a pleasanter journey than the state of the Roads promise, and a safe return to this City 1 when his business in Philadelphia shall be accomplished

Saturday 27th March 1790

Al, third person, by GW. Feinstone Collection, David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. On loan to the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA.

New York City, at that time the seat of government.

To Mercy Otis Warren

My Dear Madam, New York, June the 12th 1790

I ought to apologize for the interval that has passed between a receipt and acknowledgment of your obliging letter written in March last; but I hardly know what apology will be sufficient to excuse the apparent, though unintentional neglect. I believe the truth is always the best ground for an apology on such occasions.- Though I may not have a great deal of business of consequence to do; yet I have a great many avocations of one kind or another which imperceptibly consume my time - and I know not whether one's reluctance to writing much does increase with one's


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