My Dear Nelly (N.P., N.D.)
I expect to get your things every moment to put up - a servant of Mrs Easterns1 is going to Alexandria the Box will be put under her care for you I cannot get a pair of white tassles in the city - I think your chemese will look much better with a handkerchief than without - I have sent you one of mine in case you should not have one of your own - I have put up every thing that I could think you could want - ask your cousin 2 to assist in dressing you when you go to the ball - I wish you to look as neat as possable - and let all of your things be of a peice my love to you & wish you may have as much pleasure as you expect - going to these places one always expects more pleasure than they realize after the matter is over
Wednesday morning My Dear child - after hurring Mrs Waight3 and getting your things put up and sent to the place they were to go from - the person was not ready to go and the stage is gone without it - I shall have it put under the care of the stage master and send it tomorrow - I hope you will get it early on Monday - The feathers are the only tolerable ones to be had They have been picked so often that they are (illegible) left that was handsome give my love to your sister & the President joins me in love to you and wishing you every happyness - I am my dear your ever
as I told you before you must not depend altogether on the dress that is going in the stage 4 give my love to your cousin Miss Nelly Custis
Mrs Washington presents her Compliments to Mrs Clinton, 1 and find that Congress will contrary to their usual practice on saturdays assemble tomorrow, proposes to Mrs Clinton to visit the federal Building at six O'Clock tomorrow afternoon, if it should be convenient to her.
Friday afternoon 2