George Washington to Step-Daughter Elizabeth Parke Custis

German Town, Sepr 14th, 1794 My dear Betcy, Shall I, in answer to your letter of the 7th instant say—when you are as near the Pinnacle of happiness as your sister Patcy conceives herself to be;1 or when your candour shines more conspicuously than it does in that letter, that I will then, comply with …

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Washington to the Hebrew Congregation in New Port, RI

Photo: Forest path, November morning (sarah white) / CC BY-SA 2.0 To the Hebrew Congregation in New Port, Rhode Island Gentleman, While I received with much satisfaction your address replete with expressions of esteem, I rejoice in the opportunity of assuring you that I shall always retain grateful remembrance of the cordial welcome I experienced …

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Hebrew Congregation of Newport, RI, to Washington

To the President of the United States of America Sir Permit the children of the stock of Abraham to approach you with the most cordial affection and esteem for your person and merits, and to join with our fellow citizens in welcoming you to Newport. With pleasure we reflect on those days, those days of …

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George Washington to the Hebrew Congregation in Savannah, Georgia

To the Savannah, Ga., Hebrew Congregation Gentlemen, I thank you with great sincerity for your congratulations on my appointment to the office, which I have the honor to hold by the unanimous choice of my fellow-citizens: and especially for the expressions which you are pleased to use in testifying the confidence that is reposed in …

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Washington to Tench Tilghman on Hiring Tradesmen

To Tench Tilghman Mount Vernon Mar. 24th 1784 Dear Sir, I am informed that a Ship with Palatines is gone up to Baltimore, among whom are a number of Tradesmen. I am a good deal in want of a House Joiner & Bricklayer, (who really understand their profession) & you would do me a favor …

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