Letter, to John Dandridge, April 20, 1789

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Title

Letter, to John Dandridge, April 20, 1789

Description

Martha Washington writes to her nephew about reentering public life as the wife of the first President.

Creator

Martha Washington

Source

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

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

04/20/1789

Contributor

Joseph E. Fields, editor

Type

Published version of manuscript document

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Rights Holder

George Washington Papers, Library of Congress

Citation

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

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My Dear John                                  Mount Vernon. April the 20th 1789

I am truly sorry to tell that the General is gone to New York, - Mr Charles Thompson came express to him, on the 14th - when, or wheather he will ever come home again god only knows, - I think it was much too late for him to go in to publick life again, but it was not to be avoided, our family will be deranged as I must soon follow him

I am greved at parting, and sorry to part with your sister as well as with the rest of the family, - I expect to set out the middle of may and have it not my power to send Patty home; I shall be very glad to see you hear before I goe and wish you could make it convenient to come up for Patty - as it is out of my power to send her down - the same Horses that carred the General is to return for me to carry me to New York -

My love and good wishes to your mother grandmother Brothers and sisters and believe me Dear

John your most
affectionate
Aunt
M Washington

Original Format

Autograph Letter Signed

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How to Cite this Item

Martha Washington, "Letter, to John Dandridge, April 20, 1789," in Martha Washington, Item #434, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/434 (accessed August 19, 2018).