I fear you have not considered what a number of articles is necessary for to begin housekeeping with - if I was at mount vernon I should be able to assist you with many things - and at this time I can not give the least gess when I shall leave this place - I fear it will be late in the summer as usual.
Thear is a new French minister 4 arrived about ten days agoe - he seems to be a plain grave and good looking man - but can't speak a word of English - he will soon learn if he stays hear, as far as we can judge from his looks, and manners he is a very agreable a man.
After a good deal of writing in the newspapers, the players are come to the city and have acted with very great applause several nights I have not been to a play as yet, - I expect to goe this week - my love to your dear children. I am very glad to hear that they are in good health - kiss them for me - my love and good wishes to your Brothers and sisters in which the President joins me
I am my dear Fanny you
Please to give my love to Patty Dandridge I am very happy to hear she is getting better I thank you my dear Fanny for mentioning my dear sister it gives me real pleasure to hear she is well - and her Family - and know she has a tolerable time at home - where is it that Mr. Henley5 is going to live is it worth his while to rent a place while he has one of his own - I hope he does not mean to sell the place he has without settling on another of his so that his family may not be distressed if any accident should happen to him.
I am yours,
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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: 260.