George Washington to Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain, 6 June 1792

Madam our good friend.

This letter will be delivered to you by Thomas Pinckney one of our distinguished citizens whom I have named Min. Plen. to reside near the person of the king your husband. my knolege of his good qualities gives me full confidence that he will so conduct himself as to merit your esteem, and I pray that you yeild entire credence to the assurances he will give you of our friendship, and that god may have you always, Madam our good friend, in his holy keeping. written at Philadelphia this day of June 1792.

PrC (DLC); entirely in TJ’s hand; partially dated; at foot of text: “To our good friend The Queen of Great Britain” and “it will be better to leave the address superscription blank to be properly filled by mr Pinkney on the spot, if he finds it necessary to deliver the letter”; pressed on same sheet as draft of George Washington to George III, King of Great Britain.