(April 14, 1800)
The text of this letter is unavailable. It relates to the transmittal of a copy of Griffith's oration on the death of General Washington, viz: An Oration, delivered To the Citizens of Burlington, on the 22d of February, 1800, in Commemoration of Gen. George Washington, ... By Wm Griffith, Esq. To which is added A Prayer on the same occasion By Charles H. Wharton, D.D. ... Trenton; Printed by G. Craft MDCCC. Griffith ( 1766-1826), a native of New Jersey, was a prominent lawyer and noted for his legal and historical writings.
Providence, April 15th, 1800
Madam (Answd by T. Lear May 6)
The Standing Committee of the Society of Cincinnati in the State of Rhode Island having directed that a copy of Doctor Hitchcock's discourse on the Death of Your late beloved Partner and their revered President General be presented to You, I have now the honour of inclosing one to You and of assuring You, 1
I am, with great consideration Madam Your Obedient Servant Jno Dexter2
Mrs. Martha Washington From John Dexter Esqr April 15, 1800
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Publication information: Book title: Worthy Partner:The Papers of Martha Washington. Contributors: Joseph E. Fields - Compiler, Martha Washington - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1994. Page number: 375.
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