My dearest Aunt Hanover March (1793) I had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 4th inst. inclosed with the Presidents letter to my Brother Burwell. 1 I feel a great deal of concern that your coming to Virginia is delayed so long. I flatter myself I should have had the pleasure of being some months with you (this) summer & that your society at Mount Vernon woud soften the sorrows I must feel on going there-from this last circumstance I was (it was my understanding that the President woud not stay at home more than a week on his first visit) rather inclined not to go until you came in, but as this is delayd so much longer than I expected & the President also mentions that he shall probably stay at home a fortnight, I have determined to go up at the time he expects to be there The consolaton & direction I shall receive from his kind advice, has greater weight with me than any other circumstances that woud oppose my going. I am very deserous of carrying my children to see their grandpapa & grandmama 2 in Berkely. I thought of deferring it untill the latter end of summer. This however woud interfere with my staying with you all the time you continue (missing) very unwillingly give up & (missing) me to change my plans so frequently, I will, if you think there is impropriety in it, go up to Berkley after the President leaves Mount Vernon & spend a part of the time untill you come home. The President will not I hope think it a material circumstance for me to take Harriet Washington3 up with me, if I go the Berkley it will be shortly after he leaves Mount Vernon & I wish if agreeable to him to send for her when I return there, it is the first wish of my heart my dear aunt to act with approbation. I cannot thank (illegible)
(c. April, 1793)
Mrs Washington, returns her best compliments to Mrs Adams, she has been much indisposed with a cold since fryday last - she is rea ther better today, - and will with pleasure visit Mrs Izard 1 at any hour Mrs Adams will please to apoint wednesday. ten oclock
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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: 247.
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