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Your letter, by the return express, I had the honor to receive, at three o'clock, this morning. It would have given me pleasure, had a residence at my house met with your approbation.
I observe you had proposed taking an early dinner at Watertown, and proceeding to Cambridge, and from thence to Boston, on Saturday afternoon. I beg leave, if it should not interfere with your determination, or prove inconvenient, to request that you would so far vary your former intention, as to arrive in Boston by one o'clock. In case this request should meet your approbation, I beg the favor that you, with the gentlemen of your suite, would honor me with your company at dinner on Saturday en famiUe, at any hour that the circumstances of the day will admit.
I shall esteem it an honor, if you will favor me with a few lines, by the return express, with your determination on the subject. I have the honor to be, with every sentiment of esteem and respect. Sir,
Your very humble servant,
- Correspondence of the American Revolution; Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Volume IV., Jared Sparks, 1853