"?without Virtue and without integrity the finest talents of the most brilliant accomplishments can never fain the respect or conciliate the esteem of the truly valuable art of mankind."

Washington to Bartholomew Dandridge | Wednesday, March 08, 1797


Editorial Notes

On the verge of leaving Philadelpia at the end of his presidency, George Washington took the time to write another young family member, Bartholomew Dandridge, who was Martha Washington’s nephew.  Dandridge had served as George Washington’s secretary for six years and Washington wanted to express his appreciation for a job well done.  Here Washington looks forward to Dandridge’s future as a diplomat and offers an important reminder.

George Washington to Bartholomew Dandridge | Wednesday, March 08, 1797


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