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Washington's Presidency [subseries]:
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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.

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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 Washingtons.