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title:“George Washington to George Augustine Washington”
authors:George Washington
date written:1787-5-17

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Washington, George. "Letter to George Augustine Washington." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 6-7. Print.
Autograph Letter Signed, Morristown National Park

George Washington to George Augustine Washington (May 17, 1787)

Philadelphia May 17th 1787 After short stages and easy driving, I reached this city on Sunday afternoon. Only 4 states, viz. Virginia, South Carolina, New York and the state we are in are as yet represented, which is highly vexatious to those who are idly and expensively spending their time here. I hope that the fine rains which have watered this part of the Country were not confined to it; or rather, that the clouds which produced them, were not unproductive as they hovered over you. All nature seems alive from the effect of them, about this City; and the Grain appears very differently from ours. As we have not commenced the business yet, it is impossible to say when it will end. I have not even a hope that it will meet with dispatch. . . . ALS (Morristown National Historical Park) 6 FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1787 GEORGE WASHINGTON: DIARY Friday r 8th. The representation from New York appeared on the floor to day. Dined at Greys ferry, and drank Tea at Mr. Morris's—after which accompanied Mrs. [Morris] and some other Ladies to hear a Mrs. O'Connell read (a charity affair). The lady being reduced in circumstances had had recourse to this expedient to obtain a little money. Her performe. was tolerable—at the College-Hall. JARED INGERSOLL TO THOMAS SHIPPEN Philadelphia, May i 8 , 1 7 87 Dear Sir. • . • We have no news to communicate, unless that our prospects appear to become more gloomy. I look with much anxiety. I fear confusion, if nothing worse. Our federal Government seems to be expiring. What will be the substitute, whether better or worse or how soon any other System may get established, it is impossible to predict. . . . ALS (Library of Congress) 7

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