Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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His Excellence Governor Trumbull New London Lebanon Connecticut N. London forwd. (Docket) Mount Vernoon 15th Jany 1800 from Mrs Washington reply to mine on the death of her husband

ALS, PHi. A copy is also at DTP.

1.
See supra, Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., to MW, December 30, 1799.
2.
A draft by Tobias Lear is at DTP.

To Jedidiah Huntington

Sir Mt. Vernon, Jany 15, 1800

At the request of Mrs. Washington I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter to her of the 31 of Decr. 1 and to assure you that she receives with grateful sensibility, the (?) condolence of yourself & Mrs. Huntington on her late afflicting & irreparable loss.- and while she looks to that Divine Being alone, for consolation to whose Dispensations her Christian Duty teaches her to know, with humble submission, she feels as she ought, the tender sympathy of her friends, as an alleviation to her grief in this heart-rending affliction.- She begs Mrs. Huntington & yourself to accept her grateful acknowledgements for your kind wishes, and to assure you that you will always have her prayers for your health & happiness.

With very great respect I have the honor to be Sr

Yr mo. ob Svt Tobias Lear Genl Jedediah Huntington To Genl. Jedh. Huntington Jany 15. 1800

Df, ViMtV.

1.
See supra, General Jedidiah Huntington to MW, December 31, 1799.

From Stephen Williamson

January 16, 1800

The text and location of the letter is unknown.


From Henry Knox

January 17, 1800

The text of this letter is unavailable.

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