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Support of Good Character

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Date August 10, 1798
Author Name George Washington (primary) Location: Mount Vernon
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Washington enclosed document supporting the good character of Mr. Ames and listed relationship to all the man's acquaintances.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; George Washington; Mr. Ames; Mr. Bert; ;
Related Places Mount Vernon; Virginia;
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Key Phrases containing further evidence of his good character; who married a niece of mine; his brother is an utter stranger to me; the family you know, are among the most wealthy and respectable in the state;
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Mount Vernon 10thAug'1798
Dear Sir,
The letter from Mr. Ames to Mr. Meant, containing further evidence to his good character I send it
The other letter from Mr. Carter (who married a Niece of mine) though private I send ^also but request it may be returned;_ What he says of a certain character may be treasured op, but not separted as coming from him.__
His brother is an utter stranger to me, and therefor I can add nothing to what he has said of him.__ The family you know, are among the most healthy & repeatable in this State.
My nephew Louis might (but as he has never applied to me, I cannot say that he would) begged of some appointment,__He was a aid to Geno. Morgan on the Western Expedition
I am_[undecipherable]__ Yr. Obed'Serv'
Go. Washington
Secrety of War.
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10 Augt. 1798
Geo Washington