( March 26, 1800)
The text is unavailable. It was written for MW by Tobias Lear and likely contains her acknowledgement of the receipt of Kemp's oration on the death of GW, given February 22, 1800. See supra, Reverend James Kemp to MW.
Dear Sir, Mount Vernon, April 20: 1800
At the request of Mrs. Washington, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter to her of the 10th instant - and to convey her best thanks for your friendly attention in communicating the Unanimous assent of Congress for extending to her the right of franking. - This evidence of personal attention, from the Representatives of our Nation, has impressed her mind with grateful sensibility.
For the repeated assurances of your disposition to contribute, by every means in your power, to her happiness or convenience, Mrs. Washington begs you to accept her sincere thanks, - and at the same time to receive her prayers for your health & happiness - in which most cordially unites Dear Sir,
Your respectful & Obedt sr Tobias Lear
Genl. H. Lee To Genl. H. Lee April 23d. 1800
Sir, Mount Vernon, April 20: 1800 At the request of Mrs. Washington, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter to her of the 7th instant, enclosing an authenticated Copy of an Act of Congress, extending to her the privelege of franking letters & packages, 1 - and to beg your acceptance of her best thanks for your politeness in transmitting the same.
With great respect I have the Honor to be Sir Your most Obedt Servt Tobias Lear