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title:“George Washington to George Augustine Washington”
authors:George Washington
date written:1787-6-3

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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. 46. Print.
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Autograph Letter Signed, Huntington Library

George Washington to George Augustine Washington (June 3, 1787)

Philadelphia, June 3, 1787
. . . It is painful to hear that the fine rains which are constantly watering this Country and which have given a vigour and verdure to the grain and grass about this City which is hardly to be described, should not have extended to you. The coolness of the weather is common to both, and the complaint of too much rain here, is now accompanied with apprehensions and indeed reports of damage from frost.
As there is not the smallest prospect of my return before harvest and God knows how long it may be after it, I enclose you observations I made at last harvest. . . .
The sentiments of the different members seem to accord more than I expected they would, as far as we have yet gone. There are now 11 states represented and not much hope of another as Rhode Island refused to send and New Hampshire seems unable by some reason or another to come on. . . .

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