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Washington's Presidency [subseries]:
Washington, George, to Edmund Randolph
ALS in English. This is the draft of the letter to the former U.S.
Attorney General and current Secretary of State, reproduced in John
C. Fitzpatrick (ed.), "The Complete Writings of George Washington
From the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799," 1932-1940, vol.
33, p. 521-2. Washington evokes the departure of the First Lady from
the federal city of Washington because of the epidemic of yellow
fever; the existence of " a faction in the Army of the United States
[that] is attempting the ruin of General Wayne"; and his intention
to move his troops to Fort Cumberland, Maryland, before their march
to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania.
Washington, George, to James Madison
ALS in English. This is the draft of the letter reproduced in John C.
Fitzpatrick (ed.), "The Complete Writings of George Washington...,"
vol. 34, p. 485-6; it concerns the situation in the United States of
"Mr. Fayette" [sic], that is, of George Washington Lafayette "and
his family." While her husband was held in foreign captivity, and
she herself was in the prisons of the Terror, the Marquise de
Lafayette entrusted the safety of their 17-year-old son to the