Manuscript/Mixed Material George Washington to Washington, D.C., Commissioners, October 27, 1798

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It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am.

The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies , endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of seperation). That Individuals of them may have done it, or that the founder , or instrument employed to found, the Democratic Societies in the United States, may have had these objects; and actually had a seperation of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned.

My occupations are such, that but little leisure is allowed me to read News Papers, or Books of any kind; the reading of letters, and preparing answers, absorb much of my time. With respect, etc.

To THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Mount Vernon, October 27, 1798.

Gentlemen: When Mr. Blagden came here yesterday with your favor of the 25 inst, and the plans, specification &c. of my houses I was out on my usual ride about my farms, and when I returned home, I found Company, which prevented my answering your letter by him.

The sketch of an agreement enclosed in your

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Title
George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754-1799: Letterbook 21, Nov. 28, 1797 - Feb. 10, 1799
Contributor Names
Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Author)
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Manuscripts
Call Number/Physical Location
series: Series 2, Letterbooks 1754-1799
MSS 44693: Reel 021
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George Washington papers
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Manuscript Division
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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754 to 1799: Letterbook 21,- Feb. 10, 1799. 1797. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw2.021/.

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Washington, G. (1797) George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754 to 1799: Letterbook 21,- Feb. 10, 1799. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw2.021/.

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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754 to 1799: Letterbook 21,- Feb. 10, 1799. 1797. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mgw2.021/>.

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