Reply to invitation from Samuel and Elizabeth Powel, April 24, 1793

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  • Reply to invitation from Samuel and Elizabeth Powel, April 24, 1793

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Reply to invitation from Samuel and Elizabeth Powel, April 24, 1793

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The Powels were important figures in upper-class Philadelphia and good friends of the President and his wife.  This note is a reply to an invitation to join the Powels at a circus (in fact, the first documented circus in America).  President Washington and other members of the household attended, but Martha was unfortunately ill and had to stay at home (image courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association).

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George Washington

Date

1793-04-24

Language

eng

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The Martha Washington Collection, Mount Vernon.

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George Washington, "Reply to invitation from Samuel and Elizabeth Powel, April 24, 1793," in Martha Washington, Item #36, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/36 (accessed November 22, 2017).