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Letter to Gouverneur Morris, September 1, 1793
George Washington. Autograph letter signed: Philadelphia, to Gouverneur Morris, 1793 Sept. 1. 1 p. + address leaf.

Philadelphia Septr. 1st. 179[3]

Dear Sir,

This letter will be presented to you by Mr. Lear, whom I beg leave (if he should go to France) to recommend to your civilities. He is a person who possesses my entire friendship & confidence; and will not be found unworthy of your acquaintance as he will have it in his power to give you an acct., which you may rely on, of the true situation of things in this Country.

Mercantile pursuits have induced him to leave my family; by these he is carried to Europe for a short stay, only.

I shall not repeat to you the sincere esteem & regard with which

I am Dear Sir
Your sincere friend
and Affecte. Servt
Go: Washington
Gouvr. Morris Esqr.

Notes: Fitzpatrick, Writings of Washington, 33: 76.