Letter from George Washington
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Philadelphia 22d July 1787.
I avail myself of the liberty you have been so obliging as to give me, to trouble you with the care of the enclosed packet.—It was my intention to have added to this trouble by increasing the number of my letters, but business has prevented; let me pray therefore that you will do me the honor to present me in affectionate terms to the Marqs de la Fayette, and assure him, that though hurried, I should not have slipped so favourable an opportunity of writing to him, if the business of the Convention (for I have nothing else new, to offer him) could have been communicated in the present unfinished state of it.—To the Count de Rochambeau, Marqs. de Chastellux & others, with whom I have the honor of a particular acquaintance, I tender my best regards—I wish you a pleast. Voyage, & the attainment of the objects of it.—& have the honor to be
SirYr. Most Obedt. Hble Servt
[To “Chevr. J.P. Jones”]