protect and derect you in all your undertakings, you have my fervent prayers for your happyness 1
Mrs Izard2 a ladie of my acquantance since I have been hear is settng out on a journey to her seat in charlestown - south carolina - Mr Izard has been in congress ever since the president has - after serving his six years he means to retire and his family goes on this fall, they will come to alexandria and wish much to visit mount vernon if it is not very inconvenient to you I shall be much obliged to you to goe down to mount vernon with Mrs Izard and her family as they would be glad to rest thair a day it would be well to let Mr Pearce know it - the Ladies intend to set out on wednesday - next - thair present intention is to go by lancaster and little York town - and come from thance to the Federal City - I would wish you to be very kind to them and put up a supply of good bread or any thing else that they may want - I shall give Mrs Izard a letter for you which she will send to you as soon as she gets to Alexandria Mrs Mannagold3 is her daughter and will I expect go all together to mount vernon - I will when I write next week give you all the information I can as to the time they expect to get to Georgetown Mr Lear is very well acquanted with the Ladys and gentleman if he will be so good as to let you know when they arrive at the city and go down with them it would be the more agreable to them as he would be able to walk about with them -
My love and good wishes attend you and children. I have not heard of the President since he left carlyle - I am my dear Fanny your ever affectionate
From Mrs. M Washington Octr 1794
ALS. Text from a photocopy copy. Location of original unknown. An edited version is printed in Wharton, p. 247-49.
My Dear Fanny
Philadelphia October the 22d 1794
I expect that this letter will be handed to you by Mrs Izard the Lady that I mentioned to you in my letter of the 19th of this month, - who has a desire to see mount vernon - if you could make it convenient to your self, I shall be much obliged to you to go down with the Ladys to mount vernon, as I wish every thing thair to be made as agreable to them as