Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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us in our Retreat.

Your Voyage from hence to Norfolk was of a length hardly ever known before; This accompanied by bad weather, & a short allowance of Provisions; of which we could have no conception from the provident care we supposed Mr Patten had taken to lay in a store, must have rendered your situation very unpleasant; & have given you an unfovourable idea of the Navigation of Potomac. -

Mr Washington begs to be respectfully presented to Mr. Liston & yourself. - Nelly Custis would do so likewise was she at home, but she is, at present, with her Sister Peter in the Federal City. - Washington Custis is thankful for your kind remmbrance of him, & With Compts to Mr Liston I am - Dr Madm

Yr. Most Obt Hble Servt M.W.

To Mrs. Liston from Mrs. Washington 22d Feby, 1798

Df, (in handwriting of G.W.) DLC:GW.

1.
Henrietta Merchant Liston, wife of Robert Liston ( 1743-1836), British Minister to the United States from 1796-1802. In February 1796 he married Henrietta Merchant, daughter of Nathaniel Merchant of Antigua. Mrs. Liston's letter of February 12th has not survived. Diaries, 6:268.
2.
Unidentified.

To Sally Cary Fairfax

Mount Vernon May the 17th 1798

My Dear Mrs Fairfax1

Whether you are indebted to me, or I to you a letter, I shall not (because it would not comportt with that friendship I have always professed, and still feel for you) enquire; but shall proceed, having so good an opportunity as is offered by Mr Fairfax s 2 voyage to England, to assure you that although many years have elapsed since I have either received or written one to you that that my affection and regard for you, have under gone no diminuation, and that it is among my greatest regrets now I am again fixed (I hope for life) at this place, at not having you as a neighbour and companion. - This loss was not so sensibly felt by me while I was a kind of perambulator during eight or nine years which I resided at the seat of the general government, occupied in scenes more busied, tho not more happy than in the tranquil employment of rural life, with which my days will close. -

The changes which have taken place in this county since you left it (and it is pretty much the case in all other parts of this state) are, in one

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