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title:“George Washington to George Mason”
authors:George Washington
date written:1763-7-17

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Washington, George. "Letter to George Mason." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 1. Ed. Bernard Bailyn and James Morton Smith. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 55-56. Print.
Recipient's Copy, Gratz Collection, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

George Washington to George Mason (July 17, 1763)

Mount Vernon 17th, July 1763
Dear Sir, We were a good deal disappointed in the promised Visit. A constant Watch was kept until The accustomed Bell gave The signal for Dinner, and said it was time to look no more. We do not readily comprehend The cause of The disappointment, but as Water seems not to be the Element favourable to our wishes, we hope you will no longer trust to so uncertain a conveyance, but give us The pleasure of securing a visit at the next appointment. I am u[nder] a necessity of going to Fredericksburg early in next Week (i.e. about The 26th) for a Weeks stay, to which please if you have any commds. I shoud be glad To execute them. Our Compliments I mean Mrs. Green's, he is at Church, Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax and Mrs. Washington's, are tendered along with those of Sir Yr Most Obedt. Hble Servt.
G. Washington

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