We beg your acceptance of the 1st Vol. of the Ladies Magazine, 1 and request that we may have the pleasure of considering you in future as an incourager and Patron of the Worke- and while we assure you it was not for want of respect or veneration for Your character, that you were not waited on before - but from a misunderstanding or neglect of the persons employed to procure subscriptions - we sanguinely hope that you will overlook any inaccuracies or defects which may appear - By granting us this favor you will confer an obligation on those who will remember it with gratitude. -
Phila: May 18, 1793 Mrs Washington Mrs Washington. If agreeable you will favor us with your name to the within proposal From The Editors of the Ladies Magazine to Mrs. Washington 18th May 1793
Sentiments dictated by G.W. in a Letter from Mrs. M Washington, to Mrs Frs Washington 2d June 1793. 1
"The President says you are already acquainted with his sentiments on the propriety of renting out your lands & negroes in Berkeley. As it seems to be the intention to settle another plantation there, he thinks that the negroes, with such as you may incline to move up from Fairfax, had better be divided between the two places & each rented to some man of character and responsibility, who will be able to give security for the performance of the agreement. This will ease you of much trouble & reduce your income to a certainty, which never will be the case under overseers at a distance, as you seem to experience already. He thinks articles should be drawn up by some professional & skilful person: and every precaution taken to prevent waste of timber, or the cutting down too much thereof - and no abuse of either the Land or Negroes permitted.