According to family tradition, President Washington worked on his Farewell Address by the light o
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Reference Materials, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 3/1/2010
The letter reveals George Washington’s active engagement in shaping the nation during the critical period following the American Revolution. Washington wrote the letter to Dr. David Stuart from Mount Vernon on November 30, 1785. Stuart was both a trusted associate and a member of Washington’s extended family. At the time of the letter Stuart was a member of the Virginia legislature.