Manuscript/Mixed Material Image 207 of George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754-1799: Letterbook 16, Nov. 17, 1788 - Oct. 3, 1790

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To CLEMENT BIDDLE

New York, February 14, 1790.

Dear Sir: I have been duly favored with your two letters of the 9th and 10th. inst. the latter enclosing the Presidents acct. as it then stood with you.

In reply to your wish to know the Presidents birthday it will be sufficient to observe that it is on the 11th of February Old Style ; but the almanack makers have generally set it down opposite to the 11th day of February of the present Style; how far that may go towards establishing it on that day I dont know; but I could never consider it any otherways than as stealing so many days from his valuable life as is the difference between the old and the new Style. With very sincere esteem etc.26

26. This letter was signed “Tobias Lear.” and is entered in the “Letter Book” in the Washington Papers.

On February 15 the President in a routine message to the Senate and House of Representatives laid before them a copy of New Hampshires satisfaction of the amendments to the Constitution. As the various States sent in their ratifications, the President sent copies of them in the same brief formal message to Congress. These messages are duly recorded. according to dates, in the “Letter Book.”

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George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754-1799: Letterbook 16, Nov. 17, 1788 - Oct. 3, 1790
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Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Author)
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series: Series 2, Letterbooks 1754-1799
MSS 44693: Reel 016
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George Washington papers
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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754 to 1799: Letterbook 16, Nov. 17, 1788 - Oct. 3, 1790. 1788. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw2.016/. (Accessed October 22, 2017.)

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Washington, G. (1788) George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754 to 1799: Letterbook 16, Nov. 17, 1788 - Oct. 3, 1790. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw2.016/.

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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754 to 1799: Letterbook 16, Nov. 17, 1788 - Oct. 3, 1790. 1788. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw2.016/>.