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Preparation for Speech to Congress

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PublicationAutograph Letters of Washington, J. Adams, Hamilton, and Lafayette. Presented to the Southern Relief Association. Baltimore: S.S. Mills & Co., 1866. (no image)
Document Information
Date October 19, 1796
Author Name George Washington (primary) Location: Mount Vernon
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Washington refrains from commenting on the enclosure McHenry sent until he can do so in person. He also reminds McHenry that he wants a list of things to mention to Congress in his speech at the opening of the Session.
Document Format Letter
Document Notes Marked Private.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; George Washington; Congress; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Mount Vernon; ;
Keywords content of the enclosure; communication to Congress; speech; subjects; Session of Congress; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Private [half circle]
Mount Vernon 19th. Oct.1794
Dear Sir,
You letter of the 14th. came duly to hand.__On the contents of the enclosure, I sill make no comments 'til I see you;_which, probably, with be on, or about, the first of next month,__
Let me remind you of what I have before requested__namely, to have noted against my arrival, at those things which with be fit and proper subjects for my communication to Congress (in the Speech) at the opening of the Session, that I may have time to consider & digest such of the as are proper for that occasion, before the meeting of it,__
I am always & sincerely
Your Affectionate
Go. Washington
G. Washington
Oct. 19th1796
[sideways right side of page]
Alex 19 Oct Free
James McHenry Esq
Secretary of War