Letter, to Dr. David Stuart, September 21, 1789

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Title

Letter, to Dr. David Stuart, September 21, 1789

Creator

George Washington, Martha Washington

Source

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

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

09/21/1789

Contributor

Joseph E. Fields, editor

Type

Published version of manuscript document

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Citation

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

Rights Holder

Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

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Dear Sir                                               New York, September 21, 1789

Your letter of the 12th instt. came duly to hand. I have given the subject of it every consideration that time and my situation would enable me to do. The result is, that if Mr. Alexander, upon your recovery of the land for which the price, and mode of payment is disputed, and paying rent for it during the time it has been out of his possession (the latter to be fixed by men of judgment and impartiality) is disposed to accomodate the Suit which is pending between you, as administrator of John Parke Custis Esqr. deceased, and himself, that it would, all circumstances considered, be most advisable to accede to it. My reasons for this are many. It is unnecessary I conceive to detail them if I had leisure, which in truth is not the case. I am - Dear Sir

Your Most Obedt. Hble
Servt
Go: Washington

My opinion coincides with the above, and I advise the adoption of the measure accordingly.

Martha Washington

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Autograph Letter Signed

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How to Cite this Item

George Washington, Martha Washington, "Letter, to Dr. David Stuart, September 21, 1789," in Martha Washington, Item #441, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/441 (accessed November 14, 2018).