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Letter, to François Jean de Beauvoir, marquis de Chastellux, 1785 September 5

 Item — Box: 37, Folder: 1785.09.05
Identifier: 2017-SC-003-004

Scope and Contents

Mount Vernon. George Washington opened this letter with a response to Chastellux’s previous flattery, he continued with his hopes for peaceful trade and poetically outlined how nations might accomplish such a noble task, and he concluded with his plans for the Potomac Navigation Company, further identifying peaceful trade as a means of uniting nations.


  • 1785 September 5


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From the Collection: 7.5 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

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