Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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to Mr Leare he arrived in this city late last night and came in to breakfast with us this morning The President arrived safe hear on satterday week he had a more agreabl journey back the roads are mending as the summer adva(n)ce 1 the cold weather and rains that we have had hear has been the cause of the peoples being very sickly in general - I hope the city will be helhther as the warm weather is coming on and the weather setled - thank god we are all well - Betsy you know is often complaining - I dont think she has much cause of complaint as she looks much better than she did when she came up to this place - I have often told her that you expected she would write to you - but I believe she has never thought about it as yet - nor never will the girls boath complain that they have no time to work or do any thing that they should do - but can stand at the window all day to look at what is doing in the street Betsy does not take much pleasure in going out to visit - she has had a great many visits to see her -

My Dear Fanny the President mentioned to me - that you told him, Mr Pearces House Keeper was going to leve him, - if you think she is carefull and industress - I shall be much obliged to you if you will desire Mr Pearce to engage her to keep house for me while I am at Mt Vernon as I am at a very great loss for a person in that time - and wish to get one to superintend the care of the servants if she will only stay while I am at home it will serve my purpose - The President the girls and Washington join me in love to you and the children I am my dear Fanny your ever affectionat

M Washington

Mrs F Washington From Mrs M Washington May 10th 1795


The President arrived in Philadelphia from Mount Vernon on Saturday, May 2nd. Diaries, 6:200.

From Ruthey Jones

Dear Madam Belfast May the 12 1795

It is not without some timidity, that I have taken up my pen - with a humble request that you will accept of these little matters which I hope will go safe to you, and I flatter myself you will use them with as much Pleasure as I made them, I have long wisht for a safe opportunity and this I hope will prove so - as I have sent this little box to the particular care of Mrs Footman 1 who is an only Daughter to the Laidy I live with - I have requested it as a singular favour of her, to send it to you by some safe hand, which I hope she will do - I now begg leave to wish you, and the Best of


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