From Mrs. M Washington
ALS. Feinstone Collection, David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. On loan to the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA.
The Speaker of the Senate of Pennsylvania will have the Honor to wait on the President of the United States and Mrs Washington on Thursday next.
Mrs. Powel has the Pleasure to present her respectful Compliments to them and to express her Regrets that she cannot have the Honor of dining with them upon that Day.
Friday 8 June 1792
ALS (Third person), ViMtV.
My Dear Fanny - Philadelphia July the 1st 1792
I am happy to hear of your letter of June the 25th that you and the children are well - and truly sorry you had not better accounts from the Major when you last heard from him 1 - I hope in god that you have since had more favorable accounts from him - The President has fixed on the 12th to leave this place for Mount Vernon if nothing happens to prevent us 2 - wish my dear Fanny that you would make Frank clanse the House from the garret to the sellers - have all the Beds aird and mended and the Bed cloths of every kind made very clean the Bed steads also well scalded - and the low bed steads put up to be ready to carry out of one room into another as you know they are often wanted. I have not a doubt but we shall have company all the time we are at home - I wish you to have all the chinia looked over, the closet clened and the glasses all washed and every thing in the closet as clean as can be than they will be ready when wanted with much less troable than to have them to look for when ever in hurry they may be wanted.
I do not wish to have the clouded cotten made into chear covers - nor the chares stuffed, or done anything to, till I come home as it is probable that the old covers will last as long as I shall stay home by a vessel