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Letter to Thomas Paine, September 7, 1795
George Washington. Autograph letter signed: Philadelphia, to Thomas Paine, 1795 Sept. 7. 1 p. + address leaf.


Since my return to this city, from Mount Vernon, I have been favored with your letter of the 30th. of July with the accompanying Poem, The Invention of Letters. For the honor of Inscribing it to me, and the flattering sentiments [there]in Expressed, I pray you to accept the best thanks of

Your Most Obedt
Go: Washington
7th. Septr. 1795
Mr. Thos Paine of Boston

[address leaf:]
To Mr. Thomas Paine
7th. Sep. 1795
The President of the United States

Notes: Published with variations in Fitzpatrick, Writings of Washington, 34: 301-302. The Washington papers at the Pierpont Morgan Library contain an autograph copy of this letter with different paragraph breaks.