|Madam,||Philadelphia. 24 Nov. 1796|
The letter with which you were pleased to honor me—dated the 5th instant, came duly to hand, and is entitled to my grateful acknowledgments for the favourable sentiments your partiality has led you to express for me; and for the services I have endeavoured to render our common country.
I wish both were more deserving of the eulogium you have bestowed thereon.
Mrs Washington adds her name to mine as a Subscriber to your works, and with Miss Custis (who is with us) unites in best wishes for the success of it and for your personal happiness with Madam Your most Obedt and very Hble Servt
P.S. Enclosed is a five Dollar Bank note on acct of the Subscription.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.