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George Washington's Letter Accepting the Presidency

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Title

George Washington's Letter Accepting the Presidency

Description

In this letter to John Langdon, President pro tempore of the first Congress, George Washington accepts the Presidency of the United States, to which he had just been elected. He recognizes the need to be with Congress (then sitting in New York) as soon as possible and says that he will start his journey the day after next. The letter was discovered by a West Coast dealer in the hands of a descendant of Langdon, and was purchased in 1970.

Creator

Washington, George, 1732-1799.

Source

U.S. History mss.

Date

1789 April 14

Identifier

Lilly Library LMC 2029

PURL: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/general/VAB8330
Date Added
April 2, 2010
Collection
Treasures of the Lilly Library
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Citation
Washington, George, 1732-1799., “George Washington's Letter Accepting the Presidency,” The Lilly Library Digital Collections, accessed October 21, 2014, http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/digital/collections/items/show/90.
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