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United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1797

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Document, blank dinner invitation from President and Mrs. Washington, 1790

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 1790.00.00
Identifier: [RM-1079; MS-5722] & [RM-988; MS-5605] & [RM-1114: MS-5797] & [RM-1172; MS-5908]
Scope and Contents

Partially printed on card from President Washington and Mrs. Washington--not filled out.

Dates: 1790

Invitation, to Mr. Gilbert, 1792 May 6

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 1792.05.06
Identifier: RM-1087; MS-5746
Scope and Contents

Invitation from George Washington to Mr. Gilbert. Partially printed. Filled in by George Washington. Mr. Gilbert, who is invited to dine at 4:00, is unidentified. Engraved invitation does not include phrase "and Mrs. Washington" like others issued at the time.

Dates: 1792 May 6

Invitation, to Tristram Dalton, 1793 March 1

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 1793.03.01
Identifier: RM-1086; MS-5745
Scope and Contents

Dinner invitation from George and Martha Washington to Mr. and Mrs. Dalton and daughter. Not in Washington's hand. Tristram Dalton was a friend and first senator from Massachusetts. Invitation was issued just prior to Washington's second inauguration in the Senate chamber.

Dates: 1793 March 1

Letter, from George Clendinen, 1792 November 11

 Item — Box 25, Folder: 1792.11.11
Identifier: RM-530; MS-4498
Scope and Contents

Clendinen introduces, to Washington, King Dequen, leader of the Kascashas, and expresses the chief's intent to prevail "upon the Chiefs of Many [Indian] Nations to Travel with him to you,... Hoping that we may all become the Same people. Firmly United to Each Others Interests."

Dates: 1792 November 11

Letter, from James Monroe, 1796 March 24

 Item — Box 28, Folder: 1796.03.24
Identifier: RM-1041; MS-5682
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In cypher, Monroe alerts President to interception by French of Washington's letter re XYZ affair. Message also decoded.

Dates: 1796 March 24

Letter, to Benjamin Tallmadge, 1781 April 8

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 1781.04.08
Identifier: RM-1221
Scope and Contents

George Washington to Benjamin Tallmadge, 8 April 1781, in which Washington asks Tallmadge to transmit a letter to Rochambeau. Washington contemplated a daring raid on the British troop on Long Island. “The success of the Enterprise,” Washington wrote to Tallmadge, “must depend, on … the secrecy of the attempt, and a knowledge of the exact situation of the enemy.”

Dates: 1781 April 8