- at the time of your coming up and setling in your House; - I have the pleasure to tell you that we are all very well - it is said by the inhabitants hear that Philadelphia was never more healthyer than it is at this time - I trust that there will be no return of yellow fever this summer - thare never has been any symptom of it since I came to the city -
if you should be with Mrs Lyons when this reaches your Hands - remember me affectionately to her and Mr Lyons -
My love to your Brothers and sisters and all friends - kiss your children for me, the President desires to be remembered to all friends
My love and good wishes attend you and believe me my dear
your most affectionate
ALS (formerly ViWF). Feinstone Collection, David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. On loan to the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA.
April 14, 1974
Mrs Washington will be much obliged to Mr Whitelock to make for her a set of teeth - to make them something bigger and thicker in the front and a small matter longer She will be very glad if he will do them as those she has is almost broak -
AN (Third person). The Reynolds historical Library, The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Philadelphia May the 25th 1794
My Dear Fanny
I have now to thank you for two letter I did not write to you at the usual time - I hope this will find you safe arrived thair with your children 1 I do not know whether the House is ready for you in Alexandria - to go into - the President has requested Mr Pearce to get it done so as to be ready against you came up 2 - he tells him it is about (done) but complains much of the Idle set of Thomas Green and his people 3 - town is a place for them to idle away time and I am affraid he has but little influance of the negroes under him - not enough to keep them to their worke - I should my dear Fanny be very glad is I could have come home this summer - to see you and assist in fixing you in Housekeeping but the President tells me the
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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: 265.
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