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Text of letter from George Washington to William Thornton, 7 October 1799,

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Text of letter from George Washington to William Thornton, 7 October 1799,

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To William Thornton
Mount Vernon Octr 7th 1799

Dear Sir
Colo. Walker, a very res-
pectable Gentleman of this State, will
hand you this letter. He, with Mr. Nelson,
who married his Grand daughter, are on a
visit to the Federal City, and propose
to view the Canals & Falls in the Potomack
before they return.
Colo. Walker is well acquainted
with Mr White, but as the latter may be
absent, I take the liberty of soliciting
your civilities in shewing them such things
as they may incline to see in the City.

I am—Dear Sir
Your Obedt Hble Servant
G Washington

Wm Thornton Esq.