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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Robert Morris re: accepting invitation to Christmas dinner with Robert Morris

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03267 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 December [ 1781 ] Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 32 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: The date has been inferred. A very kind and generous letter, accepting the invitation to Christmas dinner with Mrs. Washington and his family.

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

People: Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentFirst LadyRevolutionary War GeneralEntertaining and HospitalityAmerican StatesmenHolidays and Celebrations

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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