Colo Humphrey7 has made us a short trip he has taken leve of us
to return to Portigal again - thank god we are all well - the President
expects to set out on Monday the 14th to visit mount vernon.
The girls send thair love to you - the President joins me in love to
you and your cildren
I am my dear Fanny your
ever affectionate M Washington
From Mrs M Washington April 1795
John Bassett ( 1765-1822), one of the two sons of Burwell Bassett and Anna Maria
Dandridge Bassett and a nephew of MW. He was an attorney and had attended William and
Mary. His residence was at Farmington, Hanover County, and later at Eltham, New Kent
County. Harris, p. 48.
Judge John Clopton ( 1756-1816) of "Rosyln," New Kent County. He attended William
and Mary and later the University of Pennsylvania. Clopton was a first lieutenant of artillery
in the Revolution, member of the General Assembly from 1785-1789, elected a member of
Congress in 1795 and served until his death in 1816. Harris, p. 229-30.
Philadelphia Anne Claiborne Bassett, second wife of Burwell Bassett, Jr., and daughter
of William Dandridge Claiborne of "Liberty Hall," King William County. Harris, p. 48.
Colonel George Gilpin ( 1740-1813) a Maryland'native who settled in Alexandria before
the Revolution and set up a mercantile business. He was colonel of the Fairfax militia and
became very active in the affairs of the Potomac Company. Gilpin was a frequent visitor at Mount Vernon. Diaries, 4:141.
Elizabeth Dandridge Aylett Henley, youngest sister of MW and wife of Leonard
Elizabeth Parke Custis ( 1776-1832), eldest child of John Parke Custis and Eleanor
Calvert Custis, and MW's eldest grandchild.
Hetty Morris, daughter of Robert Morris ( 1734-1806) and his wife, Mary Willing Morris.
She married James Marshall, younger brother of Chief-justice John Marshall.
David Humphreys ( 1752-1818), long-time secretary to GW, was appointed Minister to Portugal in August, 1790. He became deeply involved in attempts to free the American
citizens held hostage by the Algerians. He returned to the United States, February 2, 1795,
to consult with the President and the Secretary of State, concerning the Algerian dispute.
He sailed from the United States on April 8, 1795, arriving at Lisbon, via Paris, on November
F. L. Humphreys, Life and Times of David Humphreys, ( New York, 1917), 2:222-36.
The President left Philadelphia on April 14th and arrived at Mount Vernon on the 19th.
He left Mount Vernon on April 26th and reached Philadelphia on May 2nd.
To Fanny Bassett Washington
My Dear Fanny Philadelphia May the 10th ( 1795)
I thank you for your two kind letters and am very glad to find by
them that you, and your children are all well, - I will get the silk dyed -
and bring it down when I come, which I hope will be some time towards
the latter end of July - the Letter you sent to my care - I delivered it today