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From George Washington to John Wise, 27 December 1796

Gentlemen, Philadelphia 27th Decr 1796

The address on the subject of my retirement which you have done me the honor to enclose by direction of the General Assembly of Virginia was received on the 25th.

My acknowledgment of it is committed to your care—and for the polite and flattering manner in which you have executed the direction of the Legislature I pray you to accept my best thanks, and all the good wishes of Gentlemen Your most Obedient and Very Humble Servant

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DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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