DUBLIN, September 1.
We are very happy in giving the following copy of an original letter from that
illustrious character, General WASHINGTON, to a gentlemen in this city-
Mount Vernon, Virginia, March 10, 1786.
"FOR the honour you have done me in calling your only child by my name,
and that, too, you add, when the issue of the American struggle stood suspended,
I pray you to accept my best acknowledgments. My thanks are also due for
your politeness in sending me a piece of linen of your staple manufacturer;
and I am particularly indebted to you for the favourable wishes and flattering
expression of your letter to me, of the 4th of August last.
"Your country has my best wishes, for the fullest fruition of every
thing that is interesting to the rights of mankind; and you, sir, that
you may be a principal sharer of them.
Being your most obedient
and very humble servant,
To H. H. Esq.