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Letter to George Gilpin, May 29, 1788

George Washington. Autograph letter signed: Mount Vernon, to George Gilpin, 1788 May 29. 1 p.

Mount Vernon 29 May 1788

Dear Sir,

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.. “against Stuart”

I am Dear Sir
Y[ou]r Obed[ient] H[onora]ble Serv[an]t
Go: Washington

Notes: Unpublished.Written as President of Potomac Company, calling for meeting of the board of directors.