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Letter to James Madison, December 12, 1790


George Washington.  Autograph letter signed: to James Madison, 1790 Dec. 12.  1 p.


D Sir,


Enclosed, are the last dispatches I have recd. from Mr. Gouv[erneu]r Morris.  As they unfold, pretty evidently I think, the disposition of the British Ministry, I wish you to see them.  Pray return them to me in the course of this day.


Sincerely & Affectly

I am – Yrs

Go: Washington



9 Oclock A.M.



Notes: Gouverneur Morris was Washington’s intimate friend and leading financier.  In 1791 Washington appointed Morris as minister to France.  He was warned against seeking to obtain favorable treaties from countries in distress unless “…treaties are mutually beneficial to the Parties.”