TRANSCRIPT GLC 4387
George Washington. Autograph letter signed: Mount Vernon,
to George Gilpin, 1788 May 29. 1 p.
Mount Vernon 29 May 1788
My Nephew informs me that you propose to set off for Shenandoah
tomorrow. Particular matters which I have on hand will prevent
my doing of it till Saturday, possibly in the afternoon of
that day, time enough to reach Mr. Fairfax’s. Early
on Sunday I will call at the Great, & proceed to the Seneca
Falls and if business should not require Mr. Smith to proceed
before that time, I should be glad to meet him at the first
place, but not otherwise.
It is my earnest wish that the meeting should be full-business
requires it-& for that reason I hope Colo. Fitzgerald
will attend, and that the Maryland Members could be carried
on. Barring accidents I will be at the place of Rendezvous
by 10’oclock on Monday. Such papers as will be wanting
be so good as to take with you, particularly the charges &c..
I am Dear Sir
Y[ou]r Obed[ient] H[onora]ble Serv[an]t
Notes: Unpublished.Written as President of Potomac Company,
calling for meeting of the board of directors.