Dear Sir, Mount Vernon, June 6, 1800
Mrs. Washington has received from the President of the University at Cambridge a Copy of the performances at that Seminary, 1 commemorative of the Death of the Father of our Country, with a request that it might be presented to the Academy in Alexandria, 2 of which he was a Patron and Liberal Supporter; and in compliance with her desire I have now the honor to transmit the same to you.
With great respect & esteem I am dear Sir Yr. Mo. Ob. Svt Tobias Lear The Revd. Mr. Moffatt3
Reverend Sir, Mount Vernon, June 6, 1800
In compliance with the request of Mrs. Washington, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter to her of the 16th of April, together with three Copies of the performances of the University over which you preside, commemorative of the death of her beloved Husband. 1
This tribute of respectful veneration paid to the memory of the Partner of her Heart, Mrs. Washington receives with grateful sensibility, and while she acknowledges the deep impression made on her mind by the sympathetic feelings expressed in your letter, as well as in the performances, she begs that her best thanks may be made acceptable to yourself and the college; and requests me to assure you that your wishes, with respect to two of these copies, shall be truly fulfilled. 2