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Langdon, John (1741-1819) to Tobias Lear re: inviting Washington to stay at Langdon's house

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.008 Author/Creator: Langdon, John (1741-1819) Place Written: Portsmouth, [N.H.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1789/10/23 Pagination: 1 p. + address 22.8 x 18.2 cm

Summary of Content: Langdon, Governor of New Hampshire, writes: "I now inclose you a letter to the President. Inviting him to accept of my house while here which you will please deliver--" Docketed on address leaf.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: Portsmouth Octo 23d 1789
Dear Sir
I wrote you the 20th Inst. desiring you to ask the favor of the President to put up with me while in this place. I ...now enclose you a letter to the President. Inviting [sic] him to accept of my house while here which you will please deliver - You will remember that it will put [inserted: me] to not the least [struck: illegible] inconvenience whatever. I have plenty of room in my house which I wish to see filled on the occasion, the Messenger who waits on you will bring your answer in which you will leave New Jersey port, for this place as we intend meeting him at the line of the Gate at Hampton Falls.
Believe me
Your friend & Humbl[e] S[e]r[vant]
John Langdon
Tobias Lear Esq -

The Hon.ble John Langdon
October 16th: 1789

Tobias Lear. Esq
Secretary to the President
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People: Langdon, John, 1741-1819

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentEntertaining and HospitalityGovernment and CivicsTravel

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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