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George Washington to John Armstrong, 25 April 1788

April 25, 1788
Confederation Series [ 1784 - 1788 ]
Making of the Constitution, Washington & Politics

This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “George Washington and the Making of the Constitution” page. Please also see related documents below. Original manuscript images of Washington’s letter to Armstrong at the Library of Congress: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6


Confederation Series, Volume 6
LB, DLC:GW. The letter is out of place in GW’s letter book. At the end of his copy of the letter, the copyist, Howell Lewis, wrote: “Note This preceding letter dated in April was not given to be recorded until after those for the year 1788 had been entered—which is the reason of it being in this place.” The New York Times, 11 Mar. 1968, announced the ALS was to be sold by Sotheby’s on 9 April.

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