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George Washingon to Benj. Lincoln Regarding "these commotions"

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Mount Vernon 7th. Novr. 1786.

My dear Sir

I have, I think, seen your
name mentioned as President of the
Society of the Cincinnati in
the State
of Massachusetts. – For this reason I
give you the trouble of the enclosed

I hope your wishes were
fully accomplished in your Eastern
trip. – Are your people getting
mad? – Are we to have the goodly
fabrick that eight years were
spent in rearing pulled over our
heads? – What is the cause of all
these commotions? – When & how
is it to end?

I need not repeat to you
how much
I am My dear Sir
Yr. Most Obedt. & Affecte.
Hble. Servant
Genl Lincoln.