George Arizona to Step-granddaughter Eleanor (Nelly) Parke Custis, Philadelphia, March 21, 1796
a?Your page, the bill of which I am now accepting, is developed correctly along with reasonable characters, that is certainly an indications you’ll command, when you kindly, a reasonable fingers. Had of these benefits, it should be a error unless you avail by yourself ones, and focus being settled into selection of the topics, you can have absolutely nothing to be afraid of through the malignancy of feedback, while your designs become exciting, and the representations pleasant. Allow me to look a bit currently your Georgetown golf ball, and happier, thrice-happy, for that honest who had been assembled to the gathering, there was men to burn; for experienced there recently been 79 women and only 78 males, there may, for the duration of the night, happen some problems among the many limits; notwithstanding the apathy what type with the team [Nelly by herself] entertains for all the a?youtha? from the current day, and her determination a?never provide by herself a momentas restlessness on account of them.a? A hint here; gents and ladies have the very same inclinations to each other since the two will have performed, and which they will continue to manage until there certainly is the latest order of points, while, as other folks have done, discover it, maybe, about the passions of your respective sexual intercourse become easier elevated than allayed. Usually do not therefore brag too-soon or also firmly of insensibility to, or opposition of, its forces. In the structure associated with the real frame there is certainly a sufficient quantity of inflammable material, though inactive it may lay for a time, and like a romantic associate of yours, when the torch is actually place to it, whatever is set in you may ruptured into a blaze; that factor and particularly as well, when I posses added upon the part of techniques, i’ll browse you a lecture pulled from this text.
a?Love is alleged become an involuntary enthusiasm, and in fact is, as a result, contended which it should not be opposed. This is true to some extent best, for just like all products otherwise, as soon as nurtured and supplied plentifully with aliment, it’s prompt within the improve; but leave these getting taken also it perhaps stifled with its start or much stinted with the growth. For example, lady (the exact same can be believed for the other gender) all beautiful and seasoned, will, while the woman hands and center tends to be undisposed of, turn the mind and place the circle in which she moves on flame. Let her marry, and what exactly is the repercussion? The insanity ceases several is definitely quiet once more. The reasons why? not just because there is any diminution from inside the charms of this lady, but also becasue there certainly is an-end of optimism. Hence they employs, that fancy may so because of this really needs to be beneath the direction of factor, for although we cannot stay away from very first thoughts, we could assuredly put them under protect; and the factors for the treatment of about this subject matter should be demonstrate, whilst you stay Eleanor Parke Custis, spinster, and wthhold the solution to adore with moderation, the propriety of following the last-mentioned resolution, at the least until you have guaranteed your very own video game , and the way where it could be attained.
a?once the flame happens to be starting to kindle, whilst your cardiovascular system raising comfortable, propound these points to it. That this invader? Bring I a qualified knowledge of him? Is actually they a guy of excellent figure; one of sense?  For, be confident, a reasonable girl can’t be pleased with an idiot? [sic] just what was their walk-in lifestyle? Is they a gambler, a spendthrift, or drunkard? Happens to be their lot of money enough to keep myself in the manner I have been acquainted with are living , and my favorite sisters would live, and is the guy a person to who my friends provide no realistic objection?  If these interrogatories could be satisfactorily clarified, there will remain but an additional to become asked, that, but is a crucial people. Have got I enough surface to close out that their affections happen to be employed by me?  Without this one’s heart of sensibility will challenge against a passion that isn’t reciprocated ; finesse, custom-made, or refer to it just what epithet you may, getting precluded all improvements from you. The testimony, minus the more oblique invite of yours, must move from people, to render they lasting and important, and nothing short of sound judgment and a simple unchanged carry out can pull the range between prudery and coquetry. It would be no fantastic travel from reality to mention, it seldom occurs otherwise than that a thorough-paced coquette passes away in celibacy, as a punishment to be with her tries to misguide people, by pushing looks, keywords, or practices, given with no some other objective than to bring boys over to making overtures which they is turned down. 
a?This day, as stated in our help and advice, brings a hubby to your elder-sister [Eliza Parke Custis], and consummates, it’s for being assumed, this lady fondest wishes. The dawn with us is definitely vivid, and propitious, I hope, of the girl foreseeable happiness, for a complete way of measuring which she and Mr. guidelines have got the serious wants. Comments and congratulations on this occasion, and greatest relation are given to their mamma, Dr. Stuart and group; and every boon, among which a pretty good partner when you wish and deserve one, was bestowed on you by your site, affectionatelya.a?
George Arizona to Step-Granddaughter Elizabeth Parke Custis, Germantown, PA, September 14, 1794
Shall I, in reply to your page for the seventh speedy sayawhen you will be as nearby the top of delight as your uncle Patcy conceives herself to be;1 or if your candour glow a whole lot more conspicuously than it will do since letter, that I will next, conform to the request you have made, for my own photo?
NOai am going to give it without either: for in the event that alternative were to be an initial, it may be at some point we apprehend before that image might receive pendant in your breasts; it not-being in the edge of likelihood that contemplation of an inanimate factor, whatever might be the reflections as a result of the possession than it, could be the only wish of one’s center.
Esteem may put it associated with the attractive objects than it, but discover behavior of a softer kinds, to wch the heart of a female transformed of eighteen, is actually susceptible, that must get made a great deal of warmer tips, although realization of those may, evidently, a little more isolated compared to those of your own sisteras.