so long a time as it will take him to go home and back, - and in that case we shall be very sorry that you should leve your friends sooner than you intend - particularly as the President will not stay at mount vernon a moment longer than he has looked over his Farms - I look forward to the summer with pleasure - as I hope nothing will happen to prevent our coming down to see you and all friends with you - the girls made a flying trip to New York they were only two days in the city rode around it - and went to church on Thursday - and to a play - they seemed so delighted with the jaunt all togather - they seemed much fatagued (illegible) is (illegible) this evening
Your things will all be (illegible) be sent in the course of a week and I will send them directed to the care of Colo Gilpen6 and if you should think of anything else let me know - and I will with cheerfulness get it for you - My love to your Brothers - and sisters - I shall be glad to see your Brother Burwell7 hear - wheather he is in Congress or not I should hope a trip to the eastward in summer will be very efecatious as to Mrs Bassetts health 8 - please to give my love to Mrs Lyons and compliments to Mr Lyons9 and all enquiring friends - my love and good wishes to you and your children in which the president and the girls join me -
I am my dear Fanny your
This letter was to have
been sent last week
From Mrs M Washington
ALS. From a copy supplied by ViMtV; the location of the original is unknown.