Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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February.

While these evidences of respect and veneration paid to the memory of our illustrious Chief, make the most grateful impression on the heart of Mrs. Washington, she finds that the only source of Consolation is from that Divine Being who sends Comfort to the Afflicted, and has promised to be the Widow's God. Your prayers for her health and happiness are received with gratitude, and reciprocated with sincerity.

Be assured, Sir, of the great respect and esteem with which I have the honor to be

Your most obedt Sert
Tobias Lear

Theodore Foster Esq.

Df by Tobias Lear. DTP.

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The text is taken from Life in Letters, Vol. III, No. 5, February, 1940, American Autograph Shop, Merion, Pa. See supra, Theodore Foster to MW, March 18, 1800.

To Reverend William Rogers

Revrd Sir Mount Vernon, March 28th, 1800

Your kind attention in sending to Mrs. Washington a copy of the Religious Exercises, at the time of the Eulogy in the German Reformed Church, on the 22nd of February demands her grateful acknowledgements, which she begs you to accept, with her best wishes for your health and happiness.

With great respext
Your most obedt servt
Tobias Lear

The Revd Dr. Rogers

ALS, Location unknown. 1

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The text is taken from Life in Letters, Vol. III, No. 5, February, 1940, American Autograph Shop, Merion, Pa. See, Reverend William Rogers to MW, March 6, 1800.

From Peleg Wadsworth

( March 28, 1800)

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Peleg Wadsworth ( 1748-1829), graduate of Harvard. He entered the Revolutionary army and served as aide to General Artemas Ward. He was present at the battle for Long Island in 1776. Twice during the Revolution he was taken prisoner by the British, the last time making his escape. He served in the Massachusetts senate and in the national congress from 1793-1807. He was the grandfather of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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