anything for his sick child that he can want that is in the House
I think that thair is two barrells of chocolate shells in the store room if you think to have it take as much of it as you please or anthing else that is thare, in the way of house keeping - tea I beleive thare is not much in the room; but a little will serve to begen with - I wish you may be happy in keeping House - your children will always be companey for you when they are not in school I have the pleasure to tell you that I am well myself and the children tolarabl well - my love and best wishes attend you and children in which the President and children join me I am dear Fanny your ever affectionate
Mrs F Washington From Mrs M Washington July 14th 1794
My Dear Fanny
Germantown August the 3d 17941
Your favor of the 28th - July is come to my hands I am happy to hear by it that you and your children are all well, and hope they will continue so, pore Mrs Craik2 I am truly sorry for her - I am told that her son was a very amiable youth, as she has several good children left she should endevour to reconcile herself to the loss of one however hard it may be, to her, to part plase to remember me to the Doctor and Mrs Craik - Mrs Harrison3 and boath her children has been sick she came to this fine airy place and have all got well again she means to stay hear while the hot weather lasts I have got your silk done Mr Palmer has not brought your shoes home yet I hope to have them all done and sent with the mattress by the Packet that brought the bacon and other things sent from mount vernon The President says you may have either the broad or the narrow borders put on as you like best - he thinks he thinks any of them will suite and answer very well - do then as you like the best - The President is getting better fast 4 - and he has had Doctor Tate 5 to look at the spot on his face he makes light of the thing - I hope in god that he will very soon be well of it, the medicine that is given has not the last effect that can be perceived except that the spot is a little sore at times - I trust in god that it will soon be perfectly well - Nelly is returned very much pleased with her jaunt thank god we are all tolarable well - Mr Dandridge6 has been so unlucky as to sprain his shoulder with his other complaints make him
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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: 272.