Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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To Fanny Bassett Washington

Philadelphia June the 2d 1794

My dear Fanny

I am very glad to find by your letter of the 27th that you had got safe to your journeys end, and happy to hear that your children are all well - I wrote to you last week and the President inclosed it in his letter to Mr Pearce - which must be with you are this - it would my dear Fanny be perticularly pleasing to me to come home this summer if it was conveniant the President thinks that the public business will keep him in this place all summer - and it would not be agreable to me to stay at mount Vernon without him - Mr Pearce living in the family would make it very inconveniant, - as we should be obliged to bring servants with us we could not find room for them when the servants Hall is occupied with alarge family if I could bear the journey I should like to make you a flying visit - but that you know I cannot (illegible) as I am always so much fatagued after I get home for several days - that I could not think of setting out again for some time - I do not know what keys you have - it is highly necessary that the beds andbed cloths of all kind should be aired if you have the keys I beg you will make Caroline put all the things of every kind out to air and Brush and Clean all the places and rooms that they were in - the President has hopes of seeing mount vernon soon he cannot fix the time till after the Congress is up they talk of rising in the course of this week but I dont know wheather it is certain or not - the members going off every day - the house is I believe pretty thin at this time - when the President comes down I beg you will get the key of my closet if you have not get it and send me the two bags that has my worked chear Bottoms in, as I intend to have them made into something if they are not spoiled and Eaten up with the moth if you have the key - I shall be obliged to you to send them in the first vessel that comes hear I have never got the rose water and mint water that was sent to Alexandria to come round hear to me. will you make an enquire about it and have sent hear - I often want it. My love and good wishes attend you and children in which the President and Nelly and Wash joins - I am my dear

Fanny your most
affectionate
M Washington

Mrs F Washington

ALS, ViMtV.

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