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by experts, with regard to their [?]: upon your personal assurance, that no copy shall be taken of any one of them. They have never been in print, or seen by the public. Should you wish to become their purchaser, and will so state, provided they are what they purport to be, I will at once, send them to you by express and you can then make me an offer.
The first is from General George Washington. The longest personal letter possibly he ever wrote - It is upon paper much larger than this, and embraces the first, second, and a part of the third pages of a 'fools-cap' sheet. It is dated "White-plains, August 11th 1778," and is a letter of great historical interest, as it shows to the full, what an high order of man its writer was. It was written to one who had been an officer of rank in the army, and who had had some difficulty with col McClanahan - Gen Washington, it seems, from the letter, [betterly?] opposed this officer in his determination to resign his commission
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