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Letter to Elizabeth Powell, September 8, 1787


George Washington.  Autograph letter: Philadelphia, to Mrs. Elizabeth Powell, 1787 September 08.  1 p. + doc. + addr.


Saturday Morn<in>g. 8th. Sepr. 1787


Dear Madam,


The reflecting lamp, with which you have been so obliging as to present me, I shall highly esteem. The benefits which will flow from the general use of such Lamps, are too apparent for the light of them to be long hid from the American World. Neat simplicity, is among the most desirable properties of the one you have sent me, but that which stamps the highest value thereon, is the hand from which it comes. I have the honor to be with affecte. regard.


Dr. Madam


Gen Washington
to Mrs Powell


Mrs. Powell