Letter, to Mercy Otis Warren, January 8, 1776

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Title

Letter, to Mercy Otis Warren, January 8, 1776

Description

From Martha at Continental Army headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. She declines Mercy Otis Warren's invitation to stay at the Warren home, where it was safer.

Creator

Martha Washington

Source

Fields, Joseph E. 'Worthy Partner': The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

1776-01-08

Contributor

Joseph E. Fields, editor

Language

eng

Type

Published version of manuscript document

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Rights Holder

Massachusetts Historical Society

Citation

Fields, Joseph E. 'Worthy Partner': The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.

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Text

                                          Cambridge, January the 8th 1776

Mrs. Washington presents her respectfull compliments to Mrs Warren, and thanks her most cordially for her polite enquire, and exceeding kind offer - If the Exigency of affairs in this camp should make it necessary for her to remove, she cannot but esteem it a happiness to have so friendly an Invitation as Mrs Warren has given. In the meanwhile, Mrs Washington cannot help wishing for an oppertunity of shewing every civility in her power to Mrs Warren, at Head Quarters in Cambridge -

The General begs that his best regards may be presented to Mrs Warren, accompanied with his sincear thanks for her favourable wishes for his honour and success; and joins in wishing Mrs Warren - the speaker - and thair Family, every happiness that is, or can be derived from a speedy, and honourable peace

(address leaf)
To Mrs. Warren
at
Plymouth

(Docket)
Mrs Washington
Cambridge 8th Jany
1776

Original Format

Autograph Letter Signed

Collection

How to Cite this Item

Martha Washington, "Letter, to Mercy Otis Warren, January 8, 1776," in Martha Washington, Item #400, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/400 (accessed February 18, 2018).