Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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To Timothy Pickering

Sir, Mount Vernon, March 28, 1800

While Mrs. Washington returns you her best Thanks for your goodness in forwarding Mr. Ames' Oration, she begs you will be pleased to assure that Gentleman of the gratitude with which she receives this testimony of respect and that her best wishes will always attend him. 1

With very great respect &
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obedt Servt
Tobias Lear

Colo. Timothy Pickering

Df by Tobias Lear. ViMtV.

See Timothy Pickering to MW, March 17, 1800.

From Julia Bowen, Mary B. Howell, Abby Chace,
& Sarah Halsey

Mrs. Washington Madam. Providence, April 2d 1800

Pardon this second intrusion on your goodness. We felt it a duty incumbent on us to acknowledge the receipt of your respected letter, and its invaluable contents. Our hearts are bursting with gratitude, while our pen is unable to express our feelings. but the generosity with which you received our request, shall be recorded as one of the most important events of our existence. with the most ardent prayers, Madam, for your happiness, we remain with respect and esteem, ever yours, 1

Julia Bowen
Mary B. Howells (sic)
Abba Chace (sic)
Sarah Halsey

Mrs. Martha Washington Mount Vernon


See footnotes to letter from A Society of Females to MW, Febraury 14, 1800.

From William Cunningham, Jr.

Lunenburg, near Worcester, April 2, 1800

Dear Madam. ansd by T. Lear May 15, 1800

I take leave to enclose my Eulogy on the Life of your late Illustrious Consort, which I beg you to accept as expressive of my respect for his


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