( 21 February 1793)
The President and Mrs. Washington offer the comliments of the day to Mrs. Powell (sic). - 1 They sincerely wish her the return of many anniversaries of it - that with each her happiness may increase - & the satisfaction of her friends thereby promoted.
The President and Mrs. Washington would, with pleasure have been of Mrs. Powell's party on the present occasion, this evening, had it not been for the late event which has happened in their family. - 2
Wednesday 21st February 1793
AL (Third person). In the handwriting of George Washington. ViMtV.
A Citizen Presents to the Consort of our most worthy President; a piece of elegant Chintz, the fabrick of which was imported from India, in an American bottom: and printed by the subscriber in his manufactory at Kensington, adjoining the glass-house. It is presumed if the worthy person here address'd, would honor the manufacture of our own country so far as to wear a dress made of the piece accompanying this; it might be a great means of introducing the like amongst the more affluent of our fellow citizens, and would help remove the prejudice, that at present too much prevails against American manufactures.
The subscriber is willing to risque his reputation on the piece herewith presented, as the best performance ever exhibited on this continent to the present day. The wholesale price is nine shillings Pr. Yd. and upon strict enquery, it will be found that no importer in this city can present a piece of equal fabrick and workmanship, from any part of the world at a less price.