Historic Manuscript Collection, 1607-1933 SC.HMC

Historic Manuscript Collection, 1607-1933 SC.HMC


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Special Collections at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
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Repository
Special Collections at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
Identification
SC.HMC
Title
Historic manuscript collection1607-1933
Quantity
22.25 Linear Feet
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Items in this collection were acquired by gift and purchase from various sources. Materials are added to the collection as they are acquired. For more information consult the Special Collections Librarian.


Scope and Contents

This collection of historic manuscripts dates from 1607-1933, with the bulk of materials dating from 1738-1868. The correspondence, journals and diaries, legal and financial records, estate documents, and printed ephemera in the collection primarily relate to the Washington and Custis families, the Revolutionary War, and society life in antebellum Washington D.C. and Virginia.

Portions of this collection have been digitized, as noted in the item-level descriptions.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in chronological order by date.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Adams, John, 1735-1826
  • Alexander, Anna Maria Washington, 1817-1850
  • Alexander, Hannah Lee Washington, 1811-1881
  • Anderson, James, 1745-1807
  • Anderson, Sambo, -1845
  • Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801
  • Ball, Burgess, 1749-1800
  • Bassett, Burwell, -1793
  • Bassett, Burwell, 1764-1841
  • Beverley, Robert, 1769-1843
  • Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814
  • Blackburn, Christian Scott, 1745-1815
  • Braddock, Edward, 1695?-1755
  • Brown, James M.
  • Bruin, Joseph
  • Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829
  • Burd, Edward Shippen, 1779-1848
  • Butler, Frances Parke, 1799-1875
  • Cabot, George, 1752-1823
  • Carlyle, John, 1720-1780
  • Carter, Betty Lewis, 1765-1830
  • Chastellux, François Jean, marquis de, 1734-1788
  • Clay, Clement Comer, 1789-1866
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
  • Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878
  • Conrad, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis, 1813-1839
  • Corcoran, W.W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888
  • Costin, William, 1780?-1842
  • Craik, James, 1730-1814
  • Craufurd, Sarah Blackburn, 1772-1862
  • Custis, Daniel Parke, 1711-1757
  • Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857
  • Custis, John Parke, 1754-1781
  • Dandridge, Bartholomew, approximately 1774-1802
  • Fairfax, Bryan Fairfax, Baron, 1736-1802
  • Fairfax, George William, 1724-1787
  • Fairfax, Thomas Fairfax, Lord, 1693-1781
  • Fairfax, William, 1691?-1757
  • Fitzgerald, John, -1799
  • Ford, West, approximately 1784-1863
  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
  • Fraunces, Samuel, approximately 1722-1795
  • Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
  • Goldsborough, Charles, 1765-1834
  • Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
  • Hancock, John, 1737-1793
  • Harrison, Henry Tazewell, 1796-1881
  • Herbert, Bushrod Washington, -1888
  • Herbert, Noblet, Jr., 1826-1856
  • Hill, Henry P., active 1843-1845
  • Hooff, P. H.
  • Houdon, Jean-Antoine, 1741-1828
  • Hughes, George R. H., 1832-1914
  • Humphreys, David, 1752-1818
  • Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
  • Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
  • Jay, John, 1745-1829
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • Johnson, Gabriel, 1820-
  • Johnston, Dennis, 1788-1852
  • King, Rufus, 1755-1827
  • Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
  • Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1760-1824
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
  • Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
  • Law, Elizabeth Parke Custis, 1776-1831
  • Law, John, 1784?-1822
  • Law, Thomas, 1756-1834
  • Lear, Frances "Fanny" Bassett Washington, 1767-1796
  • Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816
  • Lee, Edmund Jennings, 1772-1843
  • Lee, Henry, 1691-1747
  • Lee, Henry, 1756-1818
  • Lee, Mary Custis, 1835-1918
  • Lee, Richard Henry, 1794-1865
  • Lee, William, approximately 1752-
  • Lewis, Betty Washington, 1733-1797
  • Lewis, Eleanor Parke Custis, 1779-1852
  • Lewis, Esther Maria Coxe, 1804-1885
  • Lewis, Fielding, 1725-1781 or 1782
  • Lewis, John, 1747-1825
  • Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-1839
  • Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-1847
  • Lewis, Robert, 1769-1829
  • Lewis, Samuel
  • Lindsly, Harvey, 1804-1889
  • Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
  • Marshall, John, 1755-1835
  • Mason, George, 1725-1792
  • McFarland, Joseph
  • McHenry, James, 1753-1816
  • Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800
  • Mills, Clark, 1810-1883
  • Mitchell, Jim, active 1837-1870
  • Monroe, James, 1758-1831
  • Parke, Daniel, 1664 or 1665-1710
  • Parker, Edmund, 1827-1898
  • Pearce, William
  • Peter, Martha Parke Custis, 1777-1854
  • Peter, Thomas, 1769-1834
  • Peters, Richard, 1744-1828
  • Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829
  • Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825
  • Pinckney, Mary Stead, approximately 1751-1812
  • Powel, Elizabeth Willing, 1743-1830
  • Powel, Samuel, 1738-1793
  • Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807
  • Rogers, Elizabeth Parke Custis Law, 1797-1822
  • Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
  • Rutherford, Thomas Abdy, 1755-1798
  • Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804
  • Scott, Gustavus, 1753-1800
  • Selden, Louisa Elizabeth Fontaine Alexander
  • Shackleford, Benjamin Howard
  • Simms, Charles
  • Sinclair, John, Sir, 1754-1835
  • Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866
  • Stuart, David, 1753-1814
  • Stuart, Eleanor Calvert Custis, approximately 1758-1811
  • Tabb, John Prosser
  • Taliaferro, John, 1768-1852
  • Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827
  • Vernon, Edward, 1684-1757
  • Washington, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn, 1790-1833
  • Washington, Augustine, 1718?-1762
  • Washington, Augustine, approximately 1694-1743
  • Washington, Bushrod C. (Bushrod Corbin), 1839-1919
  • Washington, Bushrod Corbin, 1790-1851
  • Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
  • Washington, Bushrod, 1785-1830
  • Washington, Charles, 1738-1799
  • Washington, Corbin, 1764-1799
  • Washington, Eleanor Love Selden, 1824-1860
  • Washington, George Augustine, approximately 1759-1793
  • Washington, George Corbin, 1789-1854
  • Washington, George Fayette
  • Washington, George Steptoe, 1771-1809
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Washington, Hannah Bushrod, approximately 1738-1804
  • Washington, Hannah Fairfax, 1742-1804
  • Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855
  • Washington, John Augustine, 1736-1787
  • Washington, John Augustine, 1789-1832
  • Washington, John Augustine, 1821-1861
  • Washington, John, -1677
  • Washington, Julia Ann Blackburn, 1768-1829
  • Washington, Lawrence Augustine, 1774-1824
  • Washington, Lawrence, 1565-1616
  • Washington, Lawrence, 1718-1752
  • Washington, Lewis William, 1812-1871
  • Washington, Lund, 1737-1796
  • Washington, Martha, 1731-1802
  • Washington, Mary Ball, 1708-1789
  • Washington, Thomas Blackburn, 1812-1854
  • Washington, William Augustine, 1757-1810
  • West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
  • White, Alexander, 1738-1804
  • White, William, 1748-1836
  • Whiting, Matthew, 1730-1810
  • Whitting, Anthony, -1793
  • Wright, John S. (John Stephen), 1815-1874

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Bruin's Slave Jail
  • Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)
  • Muddy Hole Farm
  • Old Tomb

Container List

Series 1. Documents and Manuscripts. Shelf: B:1 - D:8, Text
  • Manuscripts Box 1, 1607 - 1740. box: 1, Text
    • RM-683; MS-4629: Deposition or lease signed by Lawrence Washington, 1607 June 23. box: 1, Text folder: 1607.06.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 3 pages. Docketed "Crompe and others. con. cutbush et al ... 1607. order. or Decree." and "A Decree for the platts against Cutbush." The signer is thought to be Lawrence Washington (d. 1616) of Sulgrave, England, grandfather of Colonel John Washington, the immigrant. However, it's possible the signer was Sir Lawrence Washington (1549-1619) who served as Registrar of His Majesty's Court of Chancery and great uncle of George Washington.

    • RM-901; MS-5401: Legal document signed by Lawrence Washington and Henry Thoresby, ca. 1615. box: 1, Text folder: 1615.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. Accessioned as a "legal document" signed by Lawrence Washington and Henry Thoresby in 1615. Elizabethan handwriting makes it difficult to decipher the purpose of the document or the actual date. The signer is thought to be Lawrence Washington (d. 1616) of Sulgrave, England, grandfather of Colonel John Washington, the immigrant. However, it's possible the signer was Sir Lawrence Washington (1549-1619) who served as Registrar of His Majesty's Court of Chancery and great uncle of George Washington.

    • RM-810; MS-5226: Land grant for John Washington, 1667 October 30. box: 1, Text folder: 1667.10.30,
      Scope and Contents

      Document granting 1500 acres of land to Lt. Col. John Washington "for ye transportation thirty servants into this Colony ..." Lists the names of 28 servants and "Two Negroes." Signed by Anthony Bridges. Nicholas Spencer listed as one of the justices at Westmoreland County court where transaction is approved. Washington gained several thousands of acres in this manner.

    • RM-374; MS-3128: Order to register patent of land, 1674 March 9. box: 1, Text folder: 1674.03.09,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Recorded in Stafford on March 12, 1690. Registered in deed book Thomas Lee. Addressed to "Mr. William [ ] our agent in Virginia" survey by John Alexander on April 27, 1669 granting 5000 acres to Spencer and Washington is patented and ordered registered.

    • A-516: Land grant to Nicholas Spencer and John Washington, 1677. box: 1, Text folder: 1677.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Grant of 5000 acres in Stafford County [later Fairfax County] "in the freshes of the Potomacke river", opposite Piscataway village and between Little Hunting Creek and Epsiwasson Creek [Mount Vernon], "said land being due ... for the transportation of one hundred into this Colony."

      Early copy of original grant, endorsed in hand of Genl. Washington on back "Govr. Jeffreys Grant for 5000 acs. to Colo. Nicholas Spencer and Lt. Colo. Jno. Washington 1677", watermark (crown over GR).

    • A-366: Bargain and sale of Little Hunting Creek from Matthew Thompson to Charles Rose, 1688 March 14. box: 1, Text folder: 1688.03.14,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. Conveyance of 300 acres of a patent of 1906 acres of land on Little Hunting Creek, Stafford County [later Fairfax] for 3000 [ ] of good tobacco. Endorsed in hand of General Washington on reverse "Thompson to Rose Bargain and Sale 14th March 1688" and also in another hand. Signed on reverse by Thompson and witnesses. Sale acknowledged on May 8, 1689, by Richard Gibson and Ma [ ] Thompson.

    • A-516; W-648/A: Survey, Spencer Washington tract, 1690 September 18. box: 1, Text folder: 1690.09.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Survey by George Brent of part of the land granted to Nicholas Spencer and John Washington. On reverse is a transcript of the grant by Lord Culpeper to Spencer and Washington. See under date March 1, 1674.

    • RM-789; MS-5186: Indenture, Deed of lease from George Searles to John Bushrod, 1693 March 21. box: 1, Text folder: 1693.03.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Deed of lease to John Bushrod (ancestor of Bushrod Washington) for "Searles" plantation to include "all houses, outhouse buildings Gardens Orchards ..." Witnessed by James Westcomb and William Scott.

    • H-1085/e: Excerpts from the will of John Custis, 1708 December 3. box: 1, Text folder: 1708.12.03,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Excerpts of Last will and Testament of John Custis grandfather of Daniel Parke Custis. Integral cover addressed to Major John Custis, watermarked (crown over heraldic shield). Test copy by "Robert Howson C Cir Ct Northampt."

      1. Chifonessex Plantation and Arlington house with 250 to John Custis, his son. -- 2. All male cattle on Smith's and Mackeon Islands. -- 3. 1 large silver dish, six large silver plates, one large silver basin, 2 silver candlesticks with a silver snuffer dish, 2 silver snuffers, 1 good feather bed and furniture, choice of pistols and holsters, best sword. -- 4. All rest of land at Pocomock not disposed of in his lifetime. -- 5. Quarter part of the Brigenton the Northampton built by John Bowden; the biggest silver tankard and "my fathers picture now hanging in my hall". -- 6. The male cattle given in will bars him of further claim owed him.

    • H-1085/d: Letter, Katherine Chester to Frances Parke Custis, 1712 March 23. box: 1, Text folder: 1712.03.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Thanks her for letter--gives her an opportunity to write her and assure her that she is not ambitious if she had the watch she would return it to her--the barbarous murder of Genl. Parke plundered him of all--there is little or nothing of it restored though he had six or seven thousand pounds--they are not even being punished--wishes all relatives of Parke would petition the Queen--"tis a greif beyond expression to se the injustice that is done so great a man"--sorry that she is such a sufferer by the General's will--it was never her desire to have any part of his estate--if it is in her power to help it her estate will not be burdened with the debts--the new general has seized some of the estate and talks of taking more--she has a small silver basin and ladle of Genl. Parke's--either or both are at her service.

      Docketed "a letter giving an acct. of Col. Parke's death." Name on original manuscript appears as "K. Chester."

    • H-1085/b: Manuscript, History of Daniel Parke, 1724. box: 1, Text folder: 1724.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 3 pages. Daniel Parke has Virginian and English estates--heavily in debt--his wife [Jane] the daughter of Philip Ludwell had a considerable fortune--two daughters: Frances married to John Custis and Lucy married to Wm. Byrd--in 1705 Queen Ann made him Governor of Leward Islands held this for 5 years and acquired considerable estate there--in Dec. 1710 he was murdered by the inhabitants "who plundered his house of all his plate, mony, jewells, and household stuff"--no reparation ever made--the pretense for this was the suspicion that the Governor was too familiar with some of their wives namely Mrs. Chester by whom he was supposed to have a child--confirmd this by his liberality to the child (at his death too young to be christened)--by his will left all his estate in the Leward Islands for the use of his child called Lucy Chester--the mother Katherine Chester--if Lucy died before she came of age he "began at last to remember his lawfull children", gave Frances Custis all his estate in Virginia and England--willing that his daughter should pay the legacies hereafter mentiond and all his debts--hard upon her however Mr. Custis and his wife discharged all the debts due both in England and Virginia amounting to many thousand pounds and then paid the legacies--got no account of debts in the Leward Islands--Mrs. Custis wrote the executor Mr. Rhodny--he said very few of the General's papers came to hand, the mob having destoyed them--a Mr. Perry owed money--now at last after more than 14 yrs. are past a man who calls himself Dunbar Parke, married to Lucy Chester, demands L10,000 of Mr. Custis (Frances long since dead) for debts owed by Daniel Parke in the Leward Islands--no notice ever given of such debts before--since all estates and debts in the four Leward Islands were given to Lucy Chester she ought to be liable for the debts--if the estate in England and Virginia must assume these debts as well as those in Va. and Eng. neither Frances nor Lucy Burd will have anything left from the estate--not the meaning of the testator.

      Docketed "This paper gives much information respecting the murder of Govr. Parke and other family matters."

    • RM-212; MS-828: Bond, Roger and Mildred Gregory to Augustine Washington, 1726 October 19. box: 1, Text folder: 1726.10.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Signed and sealed by Roger Gregory, Mildred Gregory. Docketed on reverse, possibly later in the hand of George Washington, Roger and Mildred Gregory "Bond to Auge Washington 19th Octr 1726."

    • RM-683; MS-4630: Indenture, Augustine Washington with William Soresbey, Adam Soresbey, James Buchanan, and George Crosby, 1729 January 31. box: 1, Text folder: 1729.01.31,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. oversize parchment folded. An indenture for the sale of the estate of Culthorpe in Derbyshire, England by Francis Ash "of St. Mary's county in the province of Maryland planter, ..." Augustine Washington acting under a power of attorney granted him by Ash. Reference to the contract for the sale on June 25, 1728. presumably Washington, when he traveled to England in 1729, acted to complete the sale for Ash.

    • RL-6640.002: Pamphlet, The case of planters of tobacco in Virginia, as represented by themselves, signed by the President of the Council and Speaker of the House of Burgesses, 1732 June 28. box: 1, Text folder: 1733.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      The case of planters of tobacco in Virginia, as represented by themselves, signed by the president of the council and speaker of the House of Burgesses ([London: Printed for J. Roberts in Warwick Lane]). This pamphlet was written by Robert Carter for the vindication of the representation for the planters in Virginia: made by the General assembly of that colony.

    • RM-411; MS-3319: Letter, Robert Vaulx to John Bushrod, 1738 August 7. box: 1, Text folder: 1738.08.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Explains the reasons for the delay in repaying debt. Signature not legible. John Bushrod was the maternal grandfather of Judge Bushrod Washington.

    • A-366: Indenture, deed of lease and release from William Spencer to George Harrison, 1739 May 25-26. box: 1, Text folder: 1739.05.25,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Deeds dated May 25 and 26th, 1739 to 523 acres on Muddy Hole Branch [later a part of Mount Vernon] for a consideration of £150.

      Document, early copy, laminated, docketed by George Washington on reverse, watermark (crown over shield with GR).

    • H-1085/a: Letter, John Custis to Daniel Parke Custis, 1739 August 30. box: 1, Text folder: 1739.08.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Sorry to hear his family is so sickly especially with "flux"--gives minute directions for their care i.e. bleeding, vomits etc.--herbs to use and how to prepare various remedies--Hannah's ailment and how to treat it--has had a good year all his tobacco is in the houses--haying now, has a great quantity--3000 tobacco hhds.--poor old Harry sick--Mr. Winch's land--Clayborn land being bought for Winch--your sister knows nothing of it--she is being turned out and sent her lawyer to him for advice--is repairing her house at Waldees--whom does he mistrust?--Custis coat-of-arms discussed--Winch has come by his lately--"every scoundrell ye has money, may go ye heralds office and buy a coat of arms"--Daniel has more right to it than his sister now married--list of things he is sending (wine, cider, and sugar, mint water, cinnamon) with advice about how to take care of it.

      Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermarks (J. Honig and crown over encircled lion rampant with motto).

    • A-366: Indenture, release of Mount Vernon land of William and Elizabeth Spencer to Richard Osborne, 1739 November 2. box: 1, Text folder: 1739.11.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 3 pages. Release for the 180 acres of the Spencer grant lying along Dogue Creek [later part of Mount Vernon for £105 current money and £500 tobacco--all the land lying in Truro Parish, Prince William County [Fairfax] on upper side of Doeg Creek, containing 180 acres Ninety Eight and half perches [formerly part of tract granted to Nicholas Spencer].

      Docketed by George Washington on reverse, and in another hand "Copy Release-Spencer to Osborne," watermarks (crown over GR on shield, and crown over heraldic device and motto "Honi soie quo Mal y pense"). Witnessed by John Colville, William Payne, John Brown, Stephen Lewis. Receipt signed by Wm. Spencer same date for payment received. Proved Nov. 26, 1739 by Catesby Cocke Clerk. Copy teste by John Graham.

    • H-1085/c: Letter, Thomas Cable to John Custis, 1740 February 5. box: 1, Text folder: 1740.02.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mentions letter received telling of his ill health and advanced age, fears he will not recover, so wished to make his peace with all the world--Cable lets him know that he is his friend--sets his conscience at rest in respect to what has happened between them--result of misunderstandings--"I really apprehended that I was ill used"--not guilty of malpractice--wrote to the governor that he would not act by the Commission he had--wants him to bestow it on someone else--can't after renouncing it take it up again--would do anything to oblige him [Custis] and settle peace among "our Relations"--hopes there may be a way found to do it without trouble--wants to settle things so none of friends or relations are discontented--if either of them die before they meet again hopes they will meet in the Everlasting Kingdom where no disturbance can be--"Your Sister sends you her kind Love ..."

      Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermarks (crown over GR within shield, and crown over heraldic device and motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense").

  • Manuscripts Box 2, 1741 - 1762. box: 2, Text
    • RM-661; MS-4608: Letter, William Fairfax to Henry Lee , 1742 August 3 . box: 2, Text folder: 1742.08.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Concerning a permit to take in Virginia tobacco. This is the earliest known written example of the name "Mount Vernon" used for Washington's estate. Fairfax was Lawrence Washington's father-in law.

    • RM-810; MS-5225: Survey, Pope's Creek Plantation, 1742 August 24 . box: 2, Text folder: 1742.08.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. "Platt of a Survey made for Capt. Augustine Washington and Mr. John Washington in Westmoreland County ..." Contains metes and bounds and ink and pencil drawing of the tract bordered on three sides by Bridges Creek Potomac River and Pope's Creek. Later renamed Wakefield by Wm. Aug. Washington.

    • A-366.1: Indenture, lease for part of Mount Vernon land from Sampson Darrel to John Gist, 1745 June 18 . box: 2, Text folder: 1742.06.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 2 pages. For 106 acres on Dogue Run in Truro Parish, Fairfax County, part of a greater tract of land belonging to Sampson Darrel, and bounded by line of land of late Wm. Spencer and Dogue Run--yearly rent of 730 lbs. of tobacco--privileges and restrictions of the lease. Signed by John Gist. Witnessed by Giles Tillet and Wm. Sherman.

    • RM-922; MS-6450: Discharge orders, Admiral Edward Vernon for David Coulton, 1745 October 12. box: 2, Text folder: 1745.10.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Laminated onto another sheet of paper, reverse side not legible. Discharge order for David Coulton by Admiral Edward Vernon. Sentence of a court martial.

    • A-516: Letter, Augustine Washington to Lawrence Washington, 1746 September 5 . box: 2, Text folder: 1746.09.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Name on original manuscript appears as "Aug. Washington". Letter of family interest--expresses pleasure at Lawrence's recovery--congratulations on birth of son--"You need not have been so severe on the Salts as you were in your last, if you would but consider how much you are indebted to them ..."--doesn't approve of taking up large tracts of land so far back, "it is a ready way to keep your Self always behind hand."--Warner Washington to marry Betty Mason the end of the month. Integral cover, watermark (crown over encircled GR, and crown over heraldic shield and motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense").

    • RM-901; MS-5400: Letter, Edward Braddock to William Adair, 1747 May 8. box: 2, Text folder: 1747.05.08,
      Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

      A.L.S. 1 page. Letter, order to pay. Instructs him to pay £78.13.10 to John Winter. Docketed on reverse. William Adair, Agent to the Coldstream Regiment.

    • W-1310/A.1: Account, Lawrence Washington with James Mitchell, 1748-1749 . box: 2, Text folder: 1748.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Fragment, in hand of James Mitchell, laminated, docketed on reverse "Mitchel acct. Recpt. £4," charred by fire. Account covers period from November 6, 1748-July 2, 1749--for such items as horses butter, "making yr. Bed Slip," washing, dinner and club--entries for 1748 scratched through. Receipted on July 1, 1749 for £1/4 by James Mitchell.

    • 2018-SC-021: Accounts of Lawrence Washington with William Fairfax, 1749 June 12. box: 2, Text folder: 1749.06.12,
      Scope and Contents

      One page from a ledger book dated 1747 in the hand of Lawrence Washington, for accounts with "The Right Honourable Lord Fairfax." The purchases include bills of exchange for sterling, sheep, gunpowder and shells, payment for smith work, and barrels of Indian meal. The payments were made primarily against rent payments.

    • W-370: Title page of "A Book of Surveys" (facsimile), 1749 July 22. box: 2, Text folder: 1749.07.22,
      Scope and Contents

      Title page from "A Book of Surveys Began July 22nd 1749."Facsimile copy with note at top: "Fac simile, copied from a Manuscript in the handwriting of Washington."

    • A-750: Account, Lawrence Washington with the Ohio Company, 1750-1772. box: 2, Text folder: 1750.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 2 pages. Account - Lawrence Washington with the Ohio Company. Account before his death, and interest run up on the unpaid account after his death, amount credited to his account. Autograph document signed by Geo. Mason, docketed "The Estate of Lawrence Washington Esqr. deceased with The Ohio Company - Acc't, May 8, 1772, "laminated, Watermarks (crown over GR, and crown over encircled armed figure).This acc't. drawn up and signed by George Mason on part of Ohio Co. Attested on May 19, 1772, by A. Henderson, Clerk of Fairfax Co. Court.

    • A-516.1: Letter, James P. Power to Daniel Parke Custis, 1750. box: 2, Text folder: 1750.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Sends news that Custis's father [John Custis] heartily approves of his marriage with Miss [Martha] Dandridge--" ... he has so good a Character of her That he had rather you shou'd have her than any Lady in Virginia. Nay if possible he is as much enamoured with her Character as you are with her Person and this is owing chiefly to a prudent speech of her own. Hurry down immediately for Fear he shou'd change the strong inclination he has to your Marrying directly."--gave briddle and saddle to Jack in Custis's name. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark (crown over heraldic device and motto "Honi Soit qui mal y pense," and crown over GR). Name on original manuscript appears as "J. Power." Date on original catalog card appears [c.1750].

    • RM-826; MISC-5232: Boxwood specimen, planted by Lawrence Washington, ca. 1750. box: 2, Realia folder: 1750.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Plant cutting of boxwood. Note reads it was planted by Lawrence Washington.

    • W-1310/A.2: Bill, Benjamin Nockalls to John Price, 1750 January 28. box: 2, Text folder: 1750.01.28,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Bill - Benjamin Nockalls to Mr. John Price. Bill for wom[an]s shoes and white thread--am't of bill £0.11. Document, on reverse of broadside advertisement by Benjamin Nockalls, laminated, incomplete watermark (GR).

    • W-1310/A.6: Bill, Dr. John Sutherland to Mary Washington, 1751-1752. box: 2, Text folder: 1751.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Bill for June 14, 1751-April 3, 1752 for medical care, including one entry "Jan 10 [1752] To a large box antiscorbutick Ointm. for Mr. George Washington." Also includes entries "a Visit to yr Negro wench," and "Drawing a tooth for yr Negro." Autograph document signed, laminated, docketed "Rect. Doctr. Sutherland April 27th 1752 1.6.9.," badly charred. Receipted on April 27, 1752 for Dr. Sutherland by [ ] Peyton.

    • W-1310/A.5: Bill, Rogers, Dyson, and Co. to John Price, 1751 May 6. box: 2, Text folder: 1751.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D. Document, partly printed, laminated, torn and charred, watermark (crown). Bill for cloth, buttons, buckram, thread, etc., amounting to £2.19.

    • A-470: Letter, Anthony Stewart to Lawrence Washington, 1751 May 7 . box: 2, Text folder: 1751.05.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Because of Capt. Wilson's situation it has been impossible to issue Lawrence's half pay--needs a new power of atty.--also asks Lawrence to send him a letter for the Secy. of War in re. his bad state of health and requesting a 12 mo. extension of his leave. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark (crown over powder horn and name L.V. Garrevink). Name on original manuscript appears as "Anth. Stewart".

    • W-1310/A.3: Bill, Richard Gore to John Price, 1751 May 7 . box: 2, Text folder: 1751.05.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. Bill for [ ] amounting to £0.18.0. Autograph document signed, in hand of [ ] Morley, laminated, incomplete watermark (crown), on reverse of Richard Gore's Broadside Advertisement. Receipted by A[ur.?] Morley.

    • W-1310/A.4: Bill, Samuel Thouthouse and Edward Chapman to John Price, 1751 May 7. box: 2, Text folder: 1751.05.07,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Bill for gimblets, and blades and sail needles--amounting to £3.8. Document, fragment, laminated, incomplete watermark (G[R])?

    • RM-1170; MS-5906: List of bonds for sundries purchased at the sale of the estate of Lawrence Washington, ca. 1752. box: 2, Text folder: 1752.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 2 pieces. An undated one-page list of over 80 persons, some well known Virginians - including Col. Fairfax, Col. Lee, and Maj. Washington - who purchased items from the estate of Lawrence Washington, George Washington's older brother. The total value of bonds and other sundries comes to 386 pounds, 10 shillings, 10 pence. Sheet is docketed on the reverse in George Washington's handwriting. The second item is a brief note, also undated, of 6 lines in an unknown hand that identifies the first item and points out George Washington's handwriting in the docketing.

    • RM-683; MS-4631: Letter, Daniel Parke Custis to Hanbury and Co., 1752 June 17. box: 2, Text folder: 1752.06.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Custis writes to the merchant firm in London: "You have here Inclosed a Bill of Loding for Twelve ho[gsheads] of very Choice fine Tobacco for which I hope you will render me an agreeable price. I received my Accts. Currt. the Ballance then I observe due to me £1830 = 17:10 which I believe to be Right ... ". Page has been damaged and taped.

    • A-373/D: Will of Lawrence Washington (copy), 1752 June 20. box: 2, Text folder: 1752.06.20,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 6 pages. Document, contemporary attested copy by Wm. Moss, laminated. Witnessed by Wm. Waite, Jno. North, Andrew W. Warren and Joseph Gound. Proved Sept. 26, 1752 by John Graham in Fairfax County.

      1. to be buried in a proper vault at Mt. Vernon -- 2. [Mount Vernon lands and buildings] and land on Bullskin, Frederick Co. to his wife for use during her life, and 1/2 of negroes -- 3. all real and personal property not otherwise disposed of in Virginia and Md. to go to daughter Sarah and her heirs, but in case of her death without issue: brother Augustine to receive Principio, Accokeek, Kingsbury, Lacanshire and No. East Iron works in Va. and Md., reserving 1/3 of profits to wife, and 2 tracts of land in Frederick County; George, on death of Lawrence's wife, to get all lands with improvements in Fairfax Co., and, further, during life of wife George to have use of a share of land equal to that given to Samuel, John and Charles. Remaining lands in Frederick Co. to bros. Samuel, John, and Charles (each to pay their sister Betty £150) -- in case any of the three die without issue, land to revert to Augustine. Each of brothers to receive part of remaining share of negroes and pay wife £100 sterling. -- 4. certain other properties to be sold to pay debts. (Share in Ohio Co., lands, and lots in Alexa. included, and arrears of his half pay) -- 5. Mourning ring to wife, mother in law and executors. Appoints Wm. Fairfax, George Fairfax, August. and George Washington, Majr. John Carlyle nd Nathaniel Chapman as executors.

    • RM-115; MS-2294: Writ of examination for the release of dower lands of Sarah Johnston, 1752 July 18 - August 4. box: 2, Text folder: 1752.07.18,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. A writ of examination for the release of the dower lands of Sarah Johnston to her husband George. George Washington is mentioned as still residing in King George County. Sarah Johnston was examined by George William Fairfax, Daniel McCarty and William Ramsay who all signed the document. Their seals are covered over with pieces of paper.

    • RM-965; MS-5527: Receipt, will of John Custis, 1755 February 13. box: 2, Text folder: 1755.02.13,
      Scope and Contents

      Received of Daniel Parke Custis executor of John Custis Esqr. deceased 25 lbs.

    • RM-928; MS-5467: Letter, Edward Braddock to Governor Robert H. Morris, 1755 March 10. box: 2, Text folder: 1755.03.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. "Sir, Ten days ago I sent an express to Governor Shirley with orders to him to meet me at Annapolis in Maryland and have desir'd. Mr. Delancy to accompany him thither:...," [signed] E. Braddock.

    • RM-1027; MS-5656: Court document with revenue stamp, 1756 September 11. box: 2, Text folder: 1756.09.11,
      Scope and Contents

      Embossed Revenue Stamp on Colonial; partially printed--3 pence revenue stamp of Massachusetts. Directs sheriff of Essex County to attach the goods or arrest Timothy Rogers of Glocester.

    • A-238: Farm account, Christopher Hardwick to William Lodwick, 1760 March 13. box: 2, Text folder: 1760.03.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Autograph document signed, laminated, endorsed on reverse, "Rect. No. 41". Receipted August 1 1761 by Lodwick, witnessed by William Anderson and William Simms. Hardwick was overseer on Bullskin property in Frederick Co. This acct. for L7.10.3 for cattle and wheat delivered by Lodwick.

    • RM-937; MS-5482: Colonial note, fifteen shillings, 1760 May 1. box: 2, Text folder: 1760.05.01,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed by B. Franklin for 15 shillings. Pa note.

    • RM-937; MS-5483: Colonial note, five pounds, 1760 May 1. box: 2, Text folder: 1760.05.01,
      Scope and Contents

      Partially printed, signed (by Charlee Thompson)."To counterfeit is death" on back of note." Painted by B. Franklin and D. Hall 1760" on back of note. "This bill shall pass for five pounds within the Province of Pennsylvania according to an Act of Assembly made in the 33rd year of the Riegn of King George dated the fifth day of May, 1760".

    • W-1310/A.14: Account of Mary Washington with Dekar, Thompson, and Cox, 1761 April 15. box: 2, Text folder: 1761.04.15,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 2 pages. Account - Mary Washington with Dekar, Thompson, and Cox. Purchases of supplies including food, cloth, and housewares. Torn and charred, laminated.

    • W-1310/A.7: Letter, James Russell to John Augustine Washington, 1762 March 25. box: 2, Text folder: 1762.03.25,
      Scope and Contents

      Form letter, printed, signed by Russell, laminated, (another form letter included on same page), included in letter of May 4, 1762, Russell to J.A.W. Informing him of new partnership between him and William Molleson--assures him of continued attention to his affairs.

    • W-1310/A.8: Letter, James Russell to John Augustine Washington, 1762 May 4. box: 2, Text folder: 1762.05.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Received news of Col. Aug[ustine] Washington's death--[Post ?] chariot for Mrs. Bushrod being sent by ship insured--has lately taken a partner, as enclosed - [see form letters dated March 25, 1762, James Russell to John Augustine Washington; and James Russell and Molleson to John A. Washington]--sends Mr. Bushrod's acct. current. Integral cover, laminated, docketed "The firm of James Russell and Molleson [ ] there first Letter 5 March 1762".

    • A-625: Letter, George Washington to Burwell Bassett (copy), 1768 August 28. box: 2, Text folder: 1762.08.28,
      Scope and Contents

      Copy. Endorsed at top, "Copy of a letter in possession of Mrs. G.W. Bassett of Hanover Co., Va. being one, of only two letters, in which Genl. Washington was known to indulge in humor"."Not in Writings". Name on original manuscript appears as "G. Washington". Letter in a humorous vein congratulating the Bassetts on the birth of another child,--comments on church-going--chides him humorously for not attending church, "Could you but behold with what religious zeal I hye me to Church on every Lords day ..."--state of tobacco crop.

  • Manuscripts Box 3, 1763 - 1771. box: 3, Text
    • RM-1161; MS-5887: Parliamentary act regarding the trade of flax and hemp, 1764. box: 3, Text folder: 1764.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Print document, 2 pages folio, folded. Printed by Mark Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty; and by the Assigns of Robert Basketts. 1764. London.

    • RM-981; MS-5596: Colonial note, five shillings, 1764 June 18. box: 3, Text folder: 1764.06.18,
      Scope and Contents

      Pennsylvania 5s denomination note. Main text runs vertically through, "Printed by B. Franklin."

    • RM-736; MS-4965: Account of John Carlyle, 1764 June 24. box: 3, Text folder: 1764.06.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 2 pages. Account of monies received by and owing to John Carlyle, including sums relating to the estate of Lawrence Washington and to John Posey.

    • RM-1040; MS-5680: Revenue stamp, British stamp no. 169, 1765. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 1765.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Small proof copy of stamp. Re: Stamp Act.

    • RM-1088; MS-5747: Revenue stamp, British stamp no. 160, 1765. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 1765.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      An example of a stamp required on colonial paper based on the British Parliamnet's Stamp Act. Embossed 4d, red, gem proof.

    • W-1310/A.9: Account of Mary Washington with James Buchanan, 1765 May-July. box: 3, Text folder: 1765.05.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. Document signed, fragment, laminated, torn and charred scrap of paper. Account from May 3-July 30, 1765, for snuff, Irish l[inen], silk hat, fann, etc. Account signed by [Ja]mes Buchanan.

    • RL-6375: Ames's Almanack, 1766. box: 3, Books folder: 1766.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Incomplete copy., "revived and improved: Or, An Astronomical Diary, For the Year of our Lord Christ 1766. Calculated for the Meridian of Boston in New England, Lat. 42 Deg. 25 Min. North." Housed in a handmade enclosure with button tie.

    • RM-528; MS-4318: Receipt, Anne Washington for monies received, 1766. box: 3, Text folder: 1766.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 2 pages. Total of £121. 15S. received from Mr. Harvey, Richard Lee and Mr. Simpson.

    • RM-1063; MS-5703: Parliamentary act repealing the Stamp Act, 1766. box: 3, Text folder: 1766.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document , 1 page folded. Printed by Mark Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty; and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett. London.

    • RM-1101; MS-5775: Revenue stamp, British stamp no. 153, 1766. box: 3, Graphic Materials folder: 1766.00.00,
    • RM-530; MS-4503: Letter of attorney, Amos Ogden to Thomas Ogden, 1766 November 6. box: 3, Text folder: 1766.11.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Amos Ogden (of Reading County, New Jersey) grants power of attorney to Thomas Ogden of New Sarum, Great Britain," ... to do whatsoever may be necessary to be done respecting some Lands in West Florida in America ..." Witnessed by John Blagge and William [Virtue?].

    • W-1310/A.10: Account, James Russell with Samuel Towers, 1766 November 6. box: 3, Text folder: 1766.11.06,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Document, fragment, laminated, incomplete watermark (GR). Account for 1 doz. black lead pencils, steel pencil case, pocket knife, sheep sheers, etc.---amounting to £1.7.6.

    • RM-530; MS-4504: Land grant, Charles Dicinson to Thomas Ogden, 1767 May 13. box: 3, Text folder: 1767.05.13,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 4 pages. "At the Court of St. James." Grant made to Amos Ogden, through the power of attorney given to Thomas Ogden, for 25,000 acres of land in west Florida. One of the conditions: That Amos Ogden "do settle the Lands with foreign Protestants or Persons that shall be brought from his Magestys other Colonies in North America within ten years ..."

    • RM-1161; MS-5888: Parliamentary act encouraging growth and culture of raw silk in America, 1769. box: 3, Text folder: 1769.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document, 2 pages folio, folded. Printed by Mark Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty; and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett. London.

    • W-1310/A.11-12: Letter, John Augustine Washington to unknown recipient, 1769 February 12. box: 3, Text folder: 1769.02.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. "Dear Sir." Received receipt of acct. sales for past year--he has drawn on them for 3 sets of Exchange of £100 each--please send Miss Bushrod's invoice of goods soon for she is to be married and cannot set up house keeping without them--[paragraph blurred]--weather so cold and river frozen, so Capt. Johnstone slow in loading ship--make him insurance on 16 hhds. tobacco by Lord Camden in case of loss--[Added under date of 20 March 1769 in J.A.W.'s hand is] "Invoice of all goods to be sent by the first ship into Rapahannock or Potomack for J. A. Washington," with list of things desired. On reverse is same list with prices added. Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed "Copy of my Le[tter] and [invoice ?] [ ] Feb. 1769", watermark (crown over encircled heraldic device and motto). Name on original manuscript appears as "J. A. Washington".

    • W-1310/A.13: Letter, Anne Washington to John Augustine Washington, 1769 September 9. box: 3, Text folder: 1769.09.09,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Has sent son George to see him, so he can see cruelty with which tutor treats the children--bad wound on his head--obliged if [Hannah B. Washington would send rosewater--wishes them joy of their young son--[Bestey ?] delivered of son--needs money to pay decree against estate--entitled to interest on payments being made to her. Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermark (figure holding aloft a liberty cap, lion rampant in enclosure with motto "Pro Patria"), bottom part of letter is missing.

    • W-1310/A.15: Letter, Gustavus Scott to Mrs. Christian Scott Blackburn, 1770 February 4. box: 3, Text folder: 1770.02.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Letter to his sister. Since he will be secluded for 2 or 3 years from Rippon Lodge while studying law [in England] desires her to write him news of their circle of friends--is a friend of the brother of her friend Mr. Cadwalleder--supposes she has had another child by now--cautions her not to spoil it as she has done Richard--requests her to send him some good hams, pickles, Indian corn, peaches. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark (crown over powder horn, LVG, and Bell).

    • RM-115; MS-2298: Court document, issued to Samuel Washington and Charles Smith, 1771 April - October. box: 3, Text folder: 1771.04.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Concerns the examination of witnesses for the court. Docketed on reverse, "Frederick 4th of October 1771, In obedience to the sithin order we the Subscribers have Deligently Examined Thom.s Speake in behalf of the Plaintiffs witness own hands."

    • RM-115; MS-2320: Bond, Warner Washington and John Throckmorton to David Castleman, 1771 August - 1775 February. box: 3, Text folder: 1771.08.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. The bond is for 500 pounds with Warner Washington as the co-signer for Throckmorton. Signed by John Ariss, a tenant farmer of George Washington's, as a witness. The various dates of the signatures are when payments were made.

    • RM-115; MS-2306: Bill of sale, signed by Samuel Washington, 1771 September 12. box: 3, Text folder: 1771.09.12,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. A bill of sale of land owned by a wife. Witnessed and signed by Samuel Washington.

    • W-821/A: Bill, account of loss to John Augustine Washington, 1771 October 1. box: 3, Text folder: 1771.10.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. Bill, account to John Aug. Washington of loss--a broker's account for settling a loss--plus current account rendered. Autograph document, partly mutilated, laminated, endorsed "Lord Camden(?)", watermark (Garrevenk).

    • A-415.1: Evaluation of sundries belonging to Mary Washington, 1771 October 15. box: 3, Text folder: 1771.10.15,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. Evaluation of Sundries belonging to Mary Washington by Charles Washington and Fielding Lewis. Inventory with value of livestock, tools, slaves--evaluated by Fielding Lewis and Chas. Washington. Document signed, in hand of Fielding Lewis, silked, endorsed by G.W.(?), watermark (crown over heraldic shield and motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense").

  • Manuscripts Box 4, 1772 - 1775. box: 4, Text
    • RM-74; MS-2188: Indenture between Richard Simmons and Samuel Wade Magruder, 1772 February 26. box: 4, Text folder: 1772.02.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. Indenture between Richard Simmons and Samuel Wade Magruder. 2 tracts of land called Wickhams and Pottingers discovery in Frederick Cty., Md. sold to Magruder by Simmons for £157.0 ... witnessed by Charles Jones and Andrew Heugh ... reverse side has Simmons receipt to Magruder for the money ... Jones and Heugh's statement that they have examined Mrs. Simmons' dower rights ... received and recorded Apr. 19, 1772 ... received of Magruder on Apr. 13, 1772 £0.8.0 for an Alienation fine on sd. land.

    • W-1310/A.16: Account, Edward Moor to Mary Washington, 1772 April-August . box: 4, Text folder: 1772.04.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 4 pages. Account for 7 pr. plaid hose, black pettycoat, silk purse, pins, chrystall buttons, copper kettle, hair trunk, snuff box, etc. Autograph document signed, laminated, docketed "Rect. [Ed]ward Moore 13th October 1772," two sheets badly torn and burned, watermark (crown over powder horn and LVG).Receipted on Oct. 13, 1772, on second sheet by Edward Moor.

    • RM-115; MS-2297/A-B: Bond, Samuel Washington to Phil Pendleton, 1772 September - 1773 February. box: 4, Text folder: 1772.09.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Two copies. D.S. 1 page. Assignment of bond from Samuel Washington to Phil Pendleton to be transferred to Samuel Beale. Witnessed by Samuel Washington. Later assigned to Gabriel Jones, November 1772 and then to John Lewis, February 1773. Bond for 200 pounds.

    • A-680: Eulogy on the death of William Nelson, 1772 November 19. box: 4, Text folder: 1772.11.19,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Eulogy of William Nelson, given to a "Miss Bassett" of Eltham, written in Williamsburg. Addressed to "Miss Bassett[at]Eltham," probably Elizabeth Bassett, eldest daughter of Col. Burwell Bassett of Eltham. Document, laminated, watermark (GR surmounted by a crown).

    • RM-479; MS-3905: Account, Anne Washington with Thomas Till, 1773 January - 1774 November. box: 4, Text folder: 1773.01.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Account, widow of Augustine Washington (half brother to George Washington). Date on original catalog appears 1773 (Jan.) - 1774 (Nov.). For sundries.

    • M-1007: Colonial note, five shillings, 1773 October 1. box: 4, Text folder: 1773.10.01,
      Scope and Contents

      "A Crown" issued according to act of Gen. Assembly of Pennsylvania, passed in 13th year of reign of George III--signed Jacob Harman, Mord. Lewis, Joseph Allen--No. 15454 printed by Hall and Sellers.

    • A-750: Letter, John Augustine Washington William Carr, 1773 October 13. box: 4, Text folder: 1773.10.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 2 pages. Bushfield. Also includes copy of letter from James Russell to William Carr, 12 July 1773. Docketed on reverse, "To William Carr Esqr. Merchant in Dumfries, By favor of Mr. Stadler."

    • W-1310/A.18: Account, Mary Washington with Dr. C.W. Mortimer, 1774. box: 4, Text folder: 1774.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Fragment, poor condition. Account for medicines and treatment, including linement, laudanum, cordial mixture, bolus, ingredient for Glysters, etc., amounting to £ 6.18.0. Autograph document signed, laminated, a badly torn and charred scrap of paper, indecipherable watermark, docketed on reverse "Mrs. Washington," and "£6.18 4 Septr. 1774". Date on original catalog card appears [c.1774]. Receipted by W. Mortimer.

    • W-1310/A.19: Account, Lund Washington with Henly and Call, 1774-1775. box: 4, Text folder: 1774.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. Account from Sept. 1774-Feb. 1775 for sugar and codfish--£1.3.0. Autograph document signed, in hand of Benjamin Call, laminated, docketed "Henly and Caul". Receipted July 17, 1775 by Benjamin Call.

    • RM-813; MS-5236: Estate inventory of Lawrence Washington, 1774 April 28. box: 4, Text folder: 1774.04.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S 2 pages. An estate inventory of Lawrence Washington (1745-1774) -- a direct descendant of emigrant Col. John Washington and distant cousin of George Washington. The inventory includes 42 slaves (by name), cattle, and furnishings of each room. The inventory is signed by Thomas Jett and recorded by R. Bernard in Westmoreland County on December 31, 1782.

    • W-1310/A.17: Receipt, Robert Broom to Mary Washington, 1774 May 18. box: 4, Text folder: 1774.05.18,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Receipt for 18 shillings for one pound of Hyson Tea. Autograph document signed, fragment, charred by fire, laminated, docketed "Robt. Broom £.18.0, 18th May 1774".

    • Rm-931; MS-5471: Letter, William Cochran to James Cochran, 1774 May 18. box: 4, Text folder: 1774.05.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. "-if you come to America you should come into this Province and be very cautious in buying ground; the people in this country they plow the ground that is cleared so many years together that they run it out."

    • RM-54; MS-2104: Promissory note, Joshua Hinson and Job Shedrick to Burdett Ashton, 1774 June 8. box: 4, Text folder: 1774.06.08,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Sum of one pound promised to Burdett Ashton, executor of Anne Washington ... payable on or before this date, one yr ... bind themselves for 2 pounds ..." Witnessed by John Ashton.

    • A-750: Letter, John Augustine Washington to Robert Carter, 1774 September 7. box: 4, Text folder: 1774.09.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Acknowledges a grain measure--reports that the measure accords with his own and also with one from Baltimore--deduces that the measure then in use in [Westmoreland Co.] is inaccurate. Autograph letter signed, docketed, watermark incomplete (heraldic device).Name on original manuscript appears as "John Aug. Washington".

    • RM-931; MS-5470: Letter, William Cochran to James Cochran, 1775 June 26. box: 4, Text folder: 1775.06.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page, folded. Discusses the beginning of the Revolution. Advises James to stay in Scotland "until the present dispute between the Parliament and America is ended." Continues "-there is great preparation for war in the different provinces of this country; several skirmishes that happened; there was a battle at a place in New England called Concord ..."

    • RM-1098; MS-5769: Enlistment form, Soldiers of the Massachusetts Coloney, 1775 July 11-24. box: 4, Text folder: 1775.07.11,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed enlistment broadside, signed by 17 recruits.

    • W-1310/A.20: Letter, Jenny Wood to Mrs. Christian Blackburn, 1775 August 6. box: 4, Text folder: 1775.08.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Would have come to see her in Prince William but has been daily expecting Capt. Wood's return--has been out little because of lack of shoes--those she has are too small and cannot get any more.

    • RM-1019; MS-5646: Enlistment form, 1775 October. box: 4, Text folder: 1775.10.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. List of 21 names of soldiers enlisting in the Continental Army for 1 year. Scituate, Massachusetts.

    • RM-813; MS-5237: Legal document, lawsuit over Augustine Washington's will, 1775 October 31. box: 4, Text folder: 1775.10.31,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. A document in connection with a lawsuit over Augustine Washington's will: Alexander and Elizabeth Spotswood, Burdett and Ann Aston, and Jane Washington vs. John Augustine Washington, William Augustine Washington, and George Washington "Infants under the Age of Twenty one Years" [at the time of Augustine's death]. This document stipulates how George Washington's father's estate will be divided amongst the defendents and plaintiffs.

    • W-1310/A.21: Letter, Alexander Spotswood to John Augustine Washington, 1775 November 17. box: 4, Text folder: 1775.11.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mt. Pleast. Camp, South Side of James River, on my way to Norfolk. There has been an engagement between Dunmore and the Lowlanders--can tell details--postscript adds that Mr. James Lewis will act for him at division of estate [of Augustine Washington ?] and receive his part. Autograph letter signed, fragment only, laminated, incomplete watermark (crown over powder horn), directed on reverse, "Carry this letter to Westmoreland".

    • RM-115; MS-2296: Address or sermon to Gentleman Soldiers, 1775 December . box: 4, Text folder: 1775.12.00,
      Scope and Contents

      L. 4 pages. Letter, unsigned. Attributed to Rev. Abiel Leonard before the siege of Boston in 1775, has a note to return to William A. Saunders of Cambridge.

    • RM-795; MS-5208: Continental note, six dollars, 1775 December 7. box: 4, Text folder: 1775.12.07,
      Scope and Contents

      "This BILL of SIX DOLLARS, shall entitle the BEARER hereof to receive GOLD or SILVER, at the rate of FOUR SHILLINGS and SIX-PENCE sterling per DOLLAR. . . ."Passed by Maryland Provincial Convention. Printed by F. Green.

    • RM-795; MS-5207: Continental note, twenty shillings, 1775 December 8. box: 4, Text folder: 1775.12.08,
      Scope and Contents

      "According to the Resolves of the Assembly of Pennsylvania, of the 18th day of November, in the sixteenth Year of the Reign of G.E.O. the Third. Dated at Philadelphia, the 8th Day of December, 1775." Printed by Hall and Sellers.

    • W-1310/A.22: Receipt, Burdett Ashton to John Augustine Washington, 1775 December 21. box: 4, Text folder: 1775.12.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. Receipt for slaves, cattle, etc. alotted to Ashton as his wife's [Ann Washington's] portion of estate of her father, Augustine Washington--valuation amounts to £432.3.8. Autograph document signed, in hand of John A. Washington, laminated, docketed "Rect. B. Ashton £432.3.8, 21 decr. 1775".Witnessed by Danl. McCarty.

    • W-479: List of rent due to George Washington, 1775 December 25. box: 4, Text folder: 1775.12.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. List of names, county, amount of rent, amount in arrears.

  • Manuscripts Box 5, 1776 - 1777. box: 5, Text
    • RM-530; MS-4506: Memorandum, agreement between Amos Ogden and Thomas Ogden, 1776. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. "Articles of agreement" between Amos Ogden and Thomas Ogden include "Robert Ogden, New York" and "David Ogden, New Jersey."

    • RM-1085; MS-5743/A-D: Revolutionary War journals of James Humphrey with marching orders and review of procedures, 1776-1777. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Revolutionary War Journals of James Humphrey, written partially in code, with separate marching orders and review of procedures - 4 items. A 32 page journal, the first seven pages being in code, recording information such as an encouragement to continue in the service of the state of Massachusetts, a list of men in Captain Gore's company, the rations allowed each man, the pay scale of a battalion, a copy of regimental orders, and a list of names of the men on guard duty. Attributed to James Humphrey who used the same code in anothern journal. Together with an additional 20 pages containing numerous tables such as the diameter of guns and balls, the "composition for Fuzes of Shells of all Natures," how to figure the time of flight of a cannon ball, etc. Separate sheets list marching orders and instructions.

    • RM-792; MS-5198: Letter, Thomas Mifflin to Isaac Melcher, ca. 1776. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mifflin, an aide-de-camp to George Washington, writes: "General Washington has been dangerously ill -- His Complaint a perineumony. He is much better and said to be out of Danger -- His Situation has occasioned great anxiety in our Minds. The Consequences which would follow the Loss of so great a Man at this time cannot be calculated."

    • RM-935; MS-5476: Enlistment Form, 1776 January 26. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.01.26,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. 25 men signed or made their X to enroll for 3 months of service in the "American Army." Document signed, partially printed.

    • RM-998; MS-6522: Letter, Donald Campbell to Patrick Campbell, 1776 January 30. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.01.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages, docketed with two separate promissory notes. Donald Campbell writes about the war ruining his business and the need for a "good constitution" to get the people to believe in Independence.

    • RM-1161; MS-5171: Continental note, one-sixth dollar, 1776 February 17. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.02.17,
      Scope and Contents

      This one-sixth dollar note displays a linking ring of states and sunburst design which reads "AMERICAN CONGRESS WE ARE ONE." On recto is a sundial design: "FUGIO, MIND YOUR BUSINESS." "According to a Resolution of CONGRESS, passed at Philadelphia, February 17, 1776." Printed by Hall and Sellers, Philadelphia.

    • RM-1161; MS-5172: Continental note, one-third dollar, 1776 February 17. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.02.17,
      Scope and Contents

      Currency Note. This one-third dollar note displays a linking ring of states and sunburst design which reads: "AMERICAN CONGRESS WE ARE ONE." On recto is a sundial design: "FUGIO, MIND YOUR BUSINESS." "According to a Resolution of CONGRESS passed at Philadelphia, February 17, 1776." Printed by Hall and Sellers, Philadelphia.

    • RM-1136; MS-5822.2: Continental note, seven dollars, 1776 February 17. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.02.17,
      Scope and Contents

      Seven dollar Continental currency note, printed by Hall and Sellers, Philadelphia.

    • A-636: Letter, Joseph Trumbull to Christopher Leffingwell, 1776 March 9. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.03.09,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Am ordered by G. Washington to make provisions for marching army--have ready 80,000 lb. hard bread at Woodstock--stop sending any more flower, etc. to camp--part of bread must be at Woodstock before the detachment on Wed., "... the consequence of a failure may be fatal"--keep it as much to yourself as possible.

    • H-785: Letter, George Mason to Robert Carter, 1776 March 12. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.03.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Reporting the survey of the Ohio Co. 200,000/acres by Capt. Hancock Lee and Mr. Leet--they have it all in one tract on Licking Creek which falls into the Ohio 150 miles below the Scioto R. about [80] miles above the Kentucky R.--it is clear of Henderson's and the Vandalia Co. claims--"By all Accounts it is equal to any Land on this Continent, being exceedingly rich and level."--charges for survey £650--each member owes £50 each he can't pay it all--men waiting for the money--puts it to him as a "Man of Honour" if he intends to benefit from the survey he ought to pay some portion of the charge or sell out his shares. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark (crown over GR), docketed, "Geo. Mason - dated ye 12 March 1776-receivd 5th Oct. [ ] Col. R. Lee, delivered ye [ ] to R. McKeldon". Name on original manuscript appears as "G. Mason".

    • M-779: Continental note, New York, one shilling, 1776 March 25. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.03.25,
      Scope and Contents

      One shilling note, emitted by a law of colony of New Jersey passed March 25, 1776, signed by Robt. Smith, Jonathan Deare, and John Smythe. Printed by Isaac Collins, Burlington, New Jersey.

    • MS-5457: Broadside, Instructions to the Commanders of the Private Ships or Vessels of War, 1776 April 3. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.04.03,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document 1 page. Broadside signed by John Jay [then President of Congress] with instructions to the Commanders of the Private Ships or Vessels of War, instructing then that they will have Commissions of Letters of Marque and Reprisal, authoring them to make Captures of British Vessels and Cargoes.

    • RM-103; MS-2268: Receipt, Craven Peyton to Lund Washington, 1776 April 7. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.04.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Receipt of a list of bonds due George William Fairfax. Collected by Lund Washington and received by Craven Payton. Docketed on reverse by George Washington: "Craven Payton receipt for Bonds - taken at the sale of Colo Fairfax's Furniture etc., 7th April 1776."

    • RM-1175; MS-5877: Continental note, three dollars, 1776 May 9. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.05.09,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental currency note for three dollars. Printed by Hall and Sellers, Philadelphia.

    • RM-1029; MS-5659: Letter or journal entry with sketched map of Lake Champlain, 1776 May 10-24. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.05.10,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter or journal entry written from Montreal, Canada on May 24, 1776 with sketched map of Lake Champlain on the back. Describes movement and condition of troops and arms of the Northern Department, some have smallpox and fever. It is unknown who the creator is but was at one time attributed to David Avery. References Benedict Arnold.

    • RM-1005; MS-5631: Warrant to pay refund to David Townsend, 1776 August 7. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.08.07,
      Scope and Contents

      Warrant written to Ebenezer Hancock the Deputy Paymaster General of the USA to Pay to David Townsend, Surgeon of the 6th Regiment, a refund of 23 pounds 7 shillings for smallpox medicines he purchased for the 6th regiment. Signed by Artemas Ward and Joseph Ward.

    • W-1310/A.24: Bill, William Hunter to Lund Washington, 1776 August 21. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.08.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Fragmented document is signed, laminated, docketed "Rect. No. 101 Wm. Hunter £5.8.9, 21st Augt. 1776". Receipted by Wm. Hunter. Bill for Irish linen, cotton cards, and thread, amounting to £5.8.9.

    • RM-1136; MS-5822.1: Continental note, five dollars, 1776 November 2. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.11.02,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental currency note for five dollars signed by Benjamin Levy. Printed by Hall and Sellers, Philadelphia.

    • M-780: Continental note, seven dollars, 1776 November 2. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.11.02,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental currency note, seven dollars. Printed by Hall and Sellers, Philadelphia.

    • RM-530; MS-4505: Articles of agreement, Amos Ogden with Thomas Ogden, 1776 November 6. box: 5, Text folder: 1776.11.06,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page, writing on both sides. Amos Ogden of New Jersey agrees to give Thomas Ogden one-fifth of any land which the latter, acting as attorney, can recover from an apparent dispute of a land grant in West Florida.

    • RM-1004; MS-5630: Letter, Israel Putnam to John Neilson, 1777 January 27. box: 5, Text folder: 1777.01.27,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. From Princeton, New Jersey. Addressed on the verso. Written in the hand of Major Aaron Burr, Aide-De-Camp to Putnam. In the letter, Putnam defends one of his soldiers being charged with misconduct saying that he is reliable and has taken General Washington's Oath of Fidelity. Putnam also orders scouting parties to be kept as close to the enemy as possible.

    • RM-1032; MS-5664: List, "State of Captain Samuel Camp's Company", 1777 April 21. box: 5, Text folder: 1777.04.21,
      Scope and Contents

      2nd Company 1st Regiment Connecticut Militia--Lists categories for Capt. Camps's 42 men, shows which soldiers are sick, absent, discharged, dead, or deserted. Return - Connecticut Militia.

    • RM-1035; MS-5670: Commission, Benedict Arnold as Major General, 1777 May 2. box: 5, Text folder: 1777.05.02,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Commission for Benedict Arnold to serve as Major General, signed by John Hancock.

    • RM-1015; MS-5641: Document, establishment of smallpox hospital in Norton, Massachusetts, 1777 July 2. box: 5, Text folder: 1777.07.02,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page, folded, writing on two sides. Town meeting voted to establish the hospital according to law. Dr. Daniel Parker and Dr. Nathaniel Cook were the physicians in charge.

    • W-1310/A.25: Receipt, Lenard Harper to Lund Washington, 1777 October. box: 5, Text folder: 1777.10.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. Autograph document signed, in hand of Lund Washington, Harper's name signed with X, laminated, docketed. Receipt for 20 shillings for making ten pairs of "negro shoes" for General Washington's people.

    • A-366.28: Letter, Ludwig Casimir baron de Holtzendorff to Henry Laurens, 1777 November 4. box: 5, Text folder: 1777.11.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Memorial presented to Congress relating to widows of foreign officers. Letter to George Washington is enclosed. See letter of 1777 October 6. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed, watermark (encircled fleur-de-lis surmounted by crown). [Letter to G.W. is enclosed--see letter of Oct. 6, 1777, Baron Holtzendorf to G.W.].

  • Manuscripts Box 6, 1778 - 1779. box: 6, Text
    • RM-943; MS-5294: Parliamentary act to repeal the Boston Port Act, 1778. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document, 2 pages. Parliamentary Act during the reign of George III repealed the Boston Port Act of Massachusetts.

    • RM-937; MS-5489.1: Parliamentary act to repeal the Sugar Act, 1778. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document, 4 pages. Parliamentary act repealing the Sugar Act.

    • RM-937; MS-5487: Parliamentary act to discontinue the duties on cotton and wool, 1778. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document, 2 pages. Parliamentary act discontinuing the Duties on Cotton-wool, the Growth and Product of the British Colonies or Plantations in America, exported from this Kingdom.

    • RM-771; MS-5130-5154: Receipts, Betty Washington Lewis, 1778-1795. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Collection of receipts ranging from 1778-1795. Twenty-five items mostly relating to Betty Washington Lewis for the period of her widowhood. Includes payment for stockings, property taxes, her sons' tuition, linen, a copper kettle, and a statement of "Debt, interest and payments on two Bonds ... from John Wayman, Edward Snickers and William Brady to Col. Fielding Lewis." In Mylar enclosures.

    • RM-493; MS-4069: Letter, John Parke Custis to James Henry, 1778 February 1. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.02.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Promises on penalty of £10,000 to give him title to land in King and Queen County soon as possible. Pay purchase money to James Hill. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, postmarked by hand "Alexa.", docketed "Title Papers - John P. Custis' Lre. directing payment of money for King and Queen Estate to Jams. Hill and engaging a title to J.H. - Mem - Deed is recorded in the Genl. Court."

    • RM-493; MS-4069: Election notice, Tax Commissioners of Westmoreland County, 1778 March 10. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.03.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. A notice of the election of Philip Smith, Joseph Lane, and Fleet Cox to act as Tax Commissioners for Westmoreland County; "freely and Indifferently" elected by Freeholders and Housekeepers. Signed by John Augustine Washington (1736-1787; brother of George Washington), Richard Lee, and Thomas Chilton.

    • RM-1194: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Hannah Washington, 1778 March 13. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.03.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. Letter written from Bushrod Washington, to his mother, Hannah Bushrod Washington, about his time in Fredericksburg.

    • 2016-SC-006: Document, An artist's proposal for subscription and receipt for the engraving America, 1778 April 16. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.04.16,
      Scope and Contents

      This broadside was used as an advertisement to help fund engravings of Robert Edge Pine's painting that celebrated the American cause. It is filled out by Pine in manuscript on behalf of George William Fairfax who bought and sponsored five prints. Paid by George William Fairfax and signed by Robert Edge Pine

    • RM-1064; MS-5706: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Hannah Washington, 1778 May 11. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.05.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Bushrod Washington writes his mother (Hannah Bushrod Washington) while a student at William and Mary College at age 16. He writes about world affairs and his activities at William and Mary. Autograph letter signed, address panel on verso.

    • RM-931; MS-5471: Loyalty oath, Moses Greenleaf, 1778 May 18. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.05.18,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Partially printed document. Loyalty oath, signed at Valley Forge by Moses Greenleaf, captain of a Foot Company. "I Moses Greenleaf Capt. In ... do acknowledge the United States of America to be Free ... ".

    • RM-731; MS-4920: Letter, John Fitzgerald to Clement Biddle, 1778 June 5. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.06.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Letter by Washington's aide-de-camp requesting Clement Biddle's horse for Martha Washington, who wants to "ride a short distance that day."

    • RM-1157; MS-5878: Continental note, eight dollars, 1788 September 26. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.09.26,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental currency note, eight dollars. Printed by Hall and Sellers, Philadelphia.

    • RM-1157; MS-5879: Continental note, sixty dollars, 1778 September 26. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.09.26,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental currency note, sixty dollars. Printed by Hall and Sellers, Philadelphia.

    • RM-1136; MS-5822.3: Continental note, seven dollars, 1778 September 26. box: 6, Text folder: 1778.09.26,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental currency note, seven dollars. Printed by Hall and Sellers, Philadelphia.

    • RM-1082; MS-5739: Military return, 10th Company of the 3rd Regiment Militia, Worcester County, 1779 January 7. box: 6, Text folder: 1779.01.07,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. A Return of the 10th Company of the 3rd Regiment of Militia in the County of Worcester. Company strength report. Marginal note to the section that separates soldiers by race is "Quakers 3." Document signed, partially printed.

    • RM-54; MS-2119: Bill, Benjamin Crockers to Mary Coxe, 1779 January 13. box: 6, Text folder: 1779.01.13,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill for 3 pieces of handkerchief, 15 yds. in each for £45.0.0.

    • W-971: Continental note, thirty-five dollars, 1779 January 14. box: 6, Text folder: 1779.01.14,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental currency note, thirty-five dollars. This note was supposedly found in Washington's desk after his death and had been in General Nicholas Fitzhugh's family until its donation. Printed by Hall and Sellers, Philadelphia.

    • RM-683; MS-4632: Letter, John Parke Custis to James Henry, 1779 April 5. box: 6, Text folder: 1779.04.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. "I have the Deed from the General [George Washington] for the Land you bought of the ["Romankoke," a plantation in King and Queen County, Va.] ... It was executed at Camp [Valley Forge] ... I neglected to get a Deed from Me to you, as I was not able to have the Deed from The Genl. to Me recorded." GW had originally purchased the property for his step-son, who then wished to sell it to Henry. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

    • RM-864; MS-5323: Receipt, Caesar Rodney to Joseph Purden, 1779 April 19. box: 6, Text folder: 1779.04.19,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Rodney releases Joseph Purden of mortgage. Total £97.5.2.

    • RM-1082; MS-5738: Enlistment form, 1779 June 9. box: 6, Text folder: 1779.06.09,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 3 pages. Enlistment form. Descriptive list of 100 recruits from Massachusetts Bay enrolled in Continental Army for nine months. It lists hometown, country, age, stature, complexion, and time of arrival. Two men stand out: Charles Ralf, an Indian and Cato Brewer, a "Negro".

    • RM-1137; MS-5823: Letter, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette to unknown recipient, 1779 July 4. box: 6, Text folder: 1779.07.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Letter from the Marquis de Lafayette to an "Dear Sir," discussing a soldier's need to leave the militia. Describes difficulties and frustrations felt by George Washington and Congress due to foreigners seeking appointments in American Army.

    • A-366.31: Letter, Philip Smith to Hannah Washington, 1779 October 17. box: 6, Text folder: 1779.10.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Sorry to hear of Col. [John A.?] Washington's illness--Bushrod [Smith?] has been ill, also Fanny [Smith?]--Betsy is weak. Autograph letter signed, mounted.(Philip Smith's wife, Elizabeth, or Betsy, seems to have been Mrs. John A. Washington's sister).

    • RM-238; MS-2721: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Hannah Washington, 1779 October 29. box: 6, Text folder: 1779.10.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Tells of his safe arrival at Wakefield and comments on the health of the family. Asks for his grandmother's shoes which he has forgotten and other personal matters. Autograph letter signed, with integral cover docketed by Col. John A. Washington of Bushfield by Jerry.

    • RM-937; MS-5485: Parliamentary act to allow the exportation of goods to North America, 1779 November 25. box: 6, Text folder: 1779.11.25,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document, 4 pages. Parliamentary act - "An act to allow the Exportation of Provisions, goods, wares, and merchandise, from Great Britain, to certain towns, Ports or Places in North America ..." which are or may be under the Protection of "His Majesty's Arms." Printed by Charlee Eyre and William Strahan, London.

  • Manuscripts Box 7, 1780 - 1782. box: 7, Text
    • W-1077: Proclamation to Canada, Marquis de Lafayette, 1780. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. An invitation to Canadians to join France in aiding the United States against the British--appeals to their common French blood, recent ties with France asks them to set up their own government and join the confederacy of 13 states. Printed document, laminated, watermark (fleur de lis), printed in French, endorsed in later hand "Sent by LaFayette to Washington Presented to the Assoc. by Mr. Herbert."

    • RM-937; MS-5486: Parliamentary act regarding trade in the East Indies, 1780. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document, 4 pages. Parliamentary act regarding trade in the East Indies.

    • RM-937; MS-5488: Parliamentary act regarding the sugar trade in America and Great Britain, 1780. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document, 4 pages. Parliamentary act regarding the sugar trade in America and Great Britain. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, London.

    • RM-457; MS-3533: Letter, Fielding Lewis to Fielding Lewis, Jr., 1780 February 18. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.02.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. An explanation of the division of a quantity of corn between Mr. Kercheval and Mr. Snickers, and other farm business. Also advice to his son about a purchase of land from Mr. Butler.

    • A-301.11: Extract of law, New Jersey, 1780 March 18. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.03.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. Extract of law passed in New Jersey relating to certification of cattle and sheep." That no Certificates for Cattle, Swine, Sheep, or other Provisions, seized by the Army shall be paid by the Contractors, unless the same shall be Certifyed under the hand of his Excellency the Commander in Chief of the Army, or of some other person by his Order." Autograph document, laminated, docketed on reverse, "Morris Town 23d Decr 1780 from Joseph Lewis Contractor Morris County - ansd 29h."

    • RM-1101; MS-5774: Continental note, twenty-five dollars, 1780 May 10. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.05.10,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental currency note, North Carolina, twenty-five dollars. Printed by J. Davis.

    • RM-352; MS-2354: Note regarding bond, Lund Washington, 1780 May 19. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.05.19,
      Scope and Contents

      Re: John French's bond due Tayloe and Washington. "On the 19th of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Mr. John French offered to pay off his bond Due Tayloe and Washington, which I refused the money being of so little value. - Lund Washington."

    • RM-1008; MS-5634: Voucher for pay, 1780 June 1. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.06.01,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document signed, 1 page. Voucher for pay. Issued to Lebbeus "Libeus" Qui, a freed slave who fought in the Revolution from Connecticut. There is some reference saying that he was not freed until 1777 by Daniel Brewster.

    • RM-1176; MS-5916: Letter, Charles Thomson to John Jay, 1780 June 7. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.06.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Written in cipher and partially decoded by Jay.

    • RM-1101; MS-5775: Continental note, three dollars, 1780 July 2. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.07.02,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental currency note, three dollars. Rhode Island and Providence Plantation. Guaranteed by the United States; fully signed face and back.

    • RM-1009; MS-5770: Continental note, sixty dollars, 1780 July 14. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.07.14,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental currency note, Virginia, sixty dollars. Printed on thin rice paper.

    • MSS-679: Letter, John Parke Custis to Mr. Price, 1780 September 16. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.09.16,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Concerning Price's management of his [farms], including agreement on terms and duties--payment of Bob Alexander. Autograph letter signed, docketed "No. 1, Relates to the Agt." Name on original manuscript appears as "J. P. Custis."

    • RM-1010; MS-5636: Broadside, recruitment into the Continental Army, 1780 October 12. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.10.12,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document, 1 page. Broadside, Connecticut. Recruitment into the Continental Army. "An Act for filling up and compleating this State's Uuota of the Continental Army." George Wyllys, Secretary.

    • A-516.5: Letter, John Augustine Washington to Lund Washington, 1780 October 15. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.10.15,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Introduces Thomas Griggs, tenant on George Washington's lands in Berkely--he wants new lease--J.A.W. recommends him as collector for G.W.'s rents in the area--Col. David Kennedy, Pa. farmer, has taken over one of General's leases--" ... a person who employed Lands in farming agreeable to the pensilvany method I should think would be the most agreeable tenants"--in Berkeley for Mrs. [Hannah Bushrod] Washington's health--lame horses prevent visit to sister [Betty Lewis] in Fredericksburg. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark (MW). Name on original manuscript appears as "John Aug. Washington."

    • RM-1099; MS-5771: Continental note, three hundred dollars, 1780 October 16. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.10.16,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental currency note, Virginia, three hundred dollars.

    • RM-1001; MS-5637: Broadside, recruitment into the Continental Army, 1780 November 29. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.11.29,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document, 1 page. Broadside, "Resolved by this Assembly, That for the defence of the posts of Horseneck, and other parts of this State, there be immediately raised five hundred and seventy-five able-bodied effective men..." George Wyllys, Secretary.

    • RM-770; MS-5084: List of slaves returned from British, 1781. box: 7, Text folder: 1781.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. List of Slaves Returned by the British Army. The list of slaves shows those who left with the British Ship the HMS Savage after it stopped about Mount Vernon. The slaves are individually described. They were taken from George Washington by Captain Richard Graves in 1781. On reverse: "A list of General Washington negroes that went to the British, 1781." Signed by Lund Washington.

    • RM-115; MS-2318: Account, William Augustine Washington with Beckwith Butler, 1781-1803. box: 7, Text folder: 1781.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 2 pages. Accounts of various goods of an ordinary nature.

    • RM-115; MS-2308: Letter, John Augustine Washington to John Bran, 1780 February 20. box: 7, Text folder: 1781.02.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Re: Payment of debt to John Augustine.

    • RM-1101; MS-5776: Continental note, three pence, 1781 April 20. box: 7, Text folder: 1781.04.20,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental currency note, Pennsylvania, three pence. Printed by John Dunlap.

    • H-768: Certificate, J. Munro to Fielding Lewis, 1781 May 3. box: 7, Text folder: 1781.05.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Certificate for impressing 2 of Fielding Lewis's horses for Lafayette--witnessed by Capt. Richd. Young, A.D.Q.M. Autograph document signed, fragment, laminated. Their value sworn to (100 £) by Will McWilliams and Henry Armistead.

    • RM-1099; MS-5772: Colonial note, five hundred dollars, 1781 May 7. box: 7, Text folder: 1781.05.07,
      Scope and Contents

      Continental note, Virginia, five hundred dollars. Printed by John Dunlap.

    • RM-1151; MS-5870: Letter, Phillip Marsteller to Henry Spycker, 1781 October 6. box: 7, Text folder: 1780.10.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Re: siege of Yorktown and supplies of cannons, balls, etc.

    • A-371.5: Letter, Eleanor Stuart to Katherine Greene, 1782 March 23. box: 7, Text folder: 1782.03.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Humorous chatty letter--she has little time to write--"... he says he has often heard I was married and for fear you should have the same intelligence and put some faith in it, be assured no such thought has ever enter'd my Head as yet nor do I believe ever will ... "--compliments to Genl. [Greene]. Autograph letter signed, incorrectly docketed "Mrs. Custis March 23, 1780". Name on original manuscript appears as "E. Custis". Date on original catalog card appears [1782]? March 23.

    • A-750: Letter, John Augustine Washington and Hannah Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1782 April 1.
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. "... your worthy Unkles politeness and attention to your Education fills our breasts with the warmest sentiments of Gratitude, you were happy indeed to meet with him, as it has not only been the means of lessing your immediate expences to me ... but as it also produced to you the advantage of good advise from so able a Friend, and an introduction that will command you the attention of the best Company ..."--don't spend time executing commissions for Virginia friends--goes to Berkeley--send account of his expenses every 2 months. Autograph letter signed, laminated. Date on original catalog card appears as [1782] [April 1]. Name on original manuscript appears as "John Aug. Washington". (This letter is on the same paper with letter from Hannah Bushrod Washington to Bushrod Washington, dated the same).

    • RM-813; MS-5240: Inventory, estate of Daniel Matthews, 1782 May 22. box: 7, Text folder: 1782.05.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Inventory of Daniel Matthew's estate that includes household and personal items, farm animals, and tools. This document is signed by Thomas Washington, John Weaver, and Joseph Moxley.

    • 2018-SC-019-003: Letter, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, to François Jean, chevalier de Chastellux, 1782 July 20. box: 7, Text folder: 1782.07.20,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Blindstamped "Archives de Chastellux." Rochambeau writes about Washington's plans for the 1782 campaign and news from Europe.

    • RM-683; MS-4633: Bond, James Crane, John Crane, and Ephraim Washington to John Augustine Washington, Charles Washington, and James Nourse, 1782 October 23. box: 7, Text folder: 1782.10.23,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. Bond. "We James Crane, John Crane and Ephraim Washington do promise to pay to John Augt. Washington, Charles Washington or James Nourse as executors to the estate of Sam[uel] Washington dec[eased] ... the sum of one Hundred and Eighteen Pounds Six Shillings ..." on or before April 3, 1783. On verso, John A. Washington endorses the bond.

    • RM-1082; MS-5737: Letter, Zedekiah Walley to Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, 1782 October 28. box: 7, Text folder: 1782.10.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. Capt. Walley requested 3 Hogsheads of good rum to be used by officers on board the Barges. Additionally want 3 Hogsheads more of Brandy or the money to purchase it locally to get a cheaper price and better quality brandy.

    • A-301.8: Letter, Benjamin Dulany to Lund Washington, 1782 December 4 . box: 7, Text folder: 1782.12.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mrs. French won't exchange her land tract for tract--"Mrs. Dulany and myself will give the Reversion of the Dogue Creek Land for Dow and Co Land Tract for Tract." Autograph letter signed, integral cover marked "By Abraham", laminated, docketed in later hand "From Benj. Dulany about land for G.W." in pencil, watermark (MW). Name on original manuscript appears as "Benj. Dulany". (See letter of same date, Lund W. to G.W.)

    • RM-813; MS-5239: Bond, John Washington and William Washington, 1782 December 31. box: 7, Text folder: 1782.12.31,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Bond for 500f. posted by John Washington on his appointment as Sheriff of Westmoreland County. William Washington is a cosigner on the bond. This John Washington is probably the great-grandson of Lawrence Washington the immigrant; b.1729-1786.

  • Manuscripts Box 8, January 1783 - April 1784. box: 8, Text
    • RM-86; MS-2234: Account book of George Lewis, 1783-1789. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Account book owned by George Lewis, Washington's nephew. Mostly an account of items purchased. Small quarto, 39 folio pages.

    • RM-936; MS-5478: Pay table, Revolutionary War, 1783 January 8. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.01.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. "Pay Table Office Jan'y 8th 1783," with balances due to each person and sum totals.

    • R-180; MSS-751: Letter, Eleanor Stuart to Jacob Read, 1783 January 31. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.01.31,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Family news, fears he has little hope for once Papa "determines he never changes," Sally will write and tell all, her family is well, monthly balls at Alexandria and some private ones, expects to remain single.

    • 2018-SC-091-001: Letter, David Humphreys to Colonel Hall Jackson, 1783 February 10. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.02.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Humphreys, aide-de-camp to Washington, describes Washington's reaction to a remonstrance of the state of Vermont.

    • A-543.2: Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Hannah Washington, 1783 April 17. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.04.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Retained copy. "Judge Bushrod Washington to whose Mother this letter is addressed very largely won the esteem of my Aunt. I remember him well, as when holding court in Phila. he always dined on Sundays with her. I was always taken there to dine on Sunday too as a child. Thus I remember my father delighted to teaze my aunt by saying Wright's picture of Genl. Washington was badly painted, when she invariably appealed to Judge Washington who always sustained her in asserting it was an admirable likeness." Although she has never met [Mrs. H. Washington,] she writes telling her of the esteem in which she holds her son Bushrod--gives character of Bushrod, uncorrupted despite luxurious atmosphere of Phila.--Bushrod very naive about reading character.Name on original manuscript appears as "Eliz. Powel".

    • RM-1038; MS-5678: Letter, Prentice Bowen to Colonel Weisenfelt, 1783 April 25. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.04.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Continental officer Prentice Bowden writes from Clarkstown, NY saying he will be prevented from attending a meeting called but assents to the wishes of his fellow soldiers and accepts "the Commutation agreeable to the resolve of Congress.-"

    • RM-813; MS-5241: Note concerning a bridge in Westmoreland County, 1783 May 27. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.05.27,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 1 page. A statement concerning building a bridge "over the water course where Robinsons Mill formerly Turners was situated ... the said Bridge was set up to the lowest bidder price 900 lbs Crop Tobacco." Signed by John Washington, most likely the great-grandson of Lawrence Washington the immigrant; b.1729-1786.

    • R-181; MSS-755: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Hannah Washington, 1783 July 1. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.07.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 8 pages. Indebted to her for her faithful correspondence ... hopes to shorten stay in Phila., by devoting all his time to law. ... reflects on his first 21 yrs ... is sending his portrait, painted by Henry Benbridge. Expresses his opinion of the picture. Concern about his sister Milly's cusses education of women in general and especially his sister's. Desires her to learn music and French if any tutors can still be found in Va. If not, will tutor her himself when he returns. Believes a woman should learn more than just domestic duties. Will write sister (Jane) an account of Mrs. (?) a very good friend who is the victim of persecuting misfortune, "the most Unhappy woman in the world".

    • A-366: Letter, John Augustine Washington to William Augustine Washington, 1783 September . box: 8, Text folder: 1783.09.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. Bushfield. Letter regarding a land sale. Name on original manuscript appears as "J. A. Washington". Date on original catalog card appears as [1783][Sept.].

    • A-516.3: Letter, Fanny Bassett Washington to George Augustine Washington, 1783 September 1. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.09.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Earlier letter miscarried--her anxiety over him--pleased at improved health, but fears he is too optimistic--Dr. Stuart thinks he whould winter in West Indies--" ... if you do not get well by being on Rhodeisland I hope South Carolina woud do as well as the West indies and I cannot bear the idea of your being exposed to the Sea this time of the year"--came to welcome aunt and the General home, but they haven't come yet--spends time with Mrs. L[und] W.--Mrs. Custis with sister in Md. who suffers from unfortunate love affair--[Fanny] and Dr. [D.] Stuart to accompany Mrs. Custis down country--Mrs. Custis to marry Dr. Stuart--wants to see him--"I only pray that it may be the will of Heaven that we shoud. be happy together." Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed by George A. W-n incorrectly "1st Sept. 1784"

    • W-1310/A.27: Bill, Captain Marban to Mrs. Washington, 1783 September 8. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.09.08,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Document, in hand of J[ohn] Herndon, fragment, laminated, docketed, charred by fire. Receipted by J. Herndon. Bill of 2 blankets, amounting to 16 shillings, to "Mrs. Washington." Unknown if Martha or Mary Washington.

    • A-366.20: Letter, Thomas Washington to John Lucas, 1783 September 25. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.09.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Savannah. Bargain stated for sale of Thomas Washington's black horses, amounting in all to £150.

    • RM-813; MS-5242: Bill of sale, Edward Hughes, 1783 October 17. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.10.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. A bill of sale whereby Edward Hughes of Kirkston Parish sells a male slave (named Sam) to his daughter Elizabeth Rudolph. The document is signed by John Washington (probably the great-grandson of Lawrence Washington the immigrant; b.1729-1786), Constant Washington (probably his wife), and Louisa F. Washington (possibly his daugter). Recorded in Westmoreland County on August 31, 1784 by R. Bernard.

    • A-698.2: Receipt, John Cook to George Augustine Washington, 1783 October 24. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.10.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. Receipt signed by John Cook for 100 dollars for a white horse sold to Major Washington.

    • RM-378; MS-3158: Note, Lund Washington to John Fitzgerald, 1783 November 27. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.11.27,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 1 page. Lund offers to pay Col. John Fitzgerald for the Waggon [sic] and four horses he just received. Autograph note signed, [fragment]. Col. Fitzgerald was a prominent Alexandrian.

    • A-543.3: Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Ann Randolph Fitzhugh, 1783 December 24. box: 8, Text folder: 1783.12.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Philadelphia. Received letter day after G.W. left Phila.--praise of G.W.--"Few in his situation after having so successfully played a Game for their Country but would have played an after Game for themselves--her little god daughter (Mrs. F's child)--mourns her own lost children--invitation to visit Phila.--compliments of season & New Year.

    • A-516.4: Indenture, Deed of Lease from Penelope French and Benjamin Dulany to John Robertson for part of Mount Vernon tract, 1784 January 1. box: 8, Text folder: 1784.01.01,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 3 pages. Conveys "All that plantation now in possession of the said Penelope French called the Dogue Run plantation in Fairfax County, and adjoining the land of the Immortal George Washington and a number of slaves thereon" for an annual rent of "One hundred and thirty six pounds Gold and Silver, Dollars at six Shillings and half Joes at forty eight shillings ..." Document signed, laminated, docketed "A Lease from Penelope French and Benjamin Dulany to John Robertson January 1st 1784," 3 red seals, watermarks. Signed by Penelope French, Benj. Dulany and John Robertson - witnessed by Going Lanphier and Robert Lanphier. Some marginal notes in handwriting of George Washington.

    • RM-920; MS-5452: Letter, John Augustine Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1784 February 11. box: 8, Text folder: 1784.02.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Discusses disruption of business because of inclement weather; sale of Bushrod's hogsheads; disposition of his books.

    • RM-813; MS- 5243: Bill, William Augustine Washington to the estate of Richard Muse, 1784 February 23. box: 8, Text folder: 1784.02.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N. 1 page. A bill from William A. Washington (1757-1810; George Washington's nephew) to the estate of Richard Muse for the hiring of "negro Ceasar" by Muse's overseer William Smith.

    • A-543.1: Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Ann Randolph Fitzhugh, 1784 March 3. box: 8, Text folder: 1784.03.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. Will procure glasses for her, but regrets she needs them--post is surest way to send letters--many guests, but has been out little--"Extensive connections and supposed large Fortunes, have their consequent Appendages tho not always of the most agreeable sort."--her goddaughter (Mrs. F.'s child). Autograph letter signed, docketed in another hand. Name on original manuscript appears as "Eliz Powel."

    • A-301: Letter, David Bradford to John Lewis, 1784 March 28. box: 8, Text folder: 1784.03.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 2 pages. Has posted advertisements on General's lands that George Washington intends to assert his claims there. Settlers there alarmed.

    • A-366.10: Letter, Thomas Washington to General McIntosh, 1784 April 8. box: 8, Text folder: 1784.04.08,
      Scope and Contents

      Hermitage. Letter discussing sales of various goods, and slaves.

  • Manuscripts Box 9, May 1784 - May 1785. box: 9, Text
    • A-366.13: Receipt, Thacker Washington to William Augustine Washington, 1784 May 1. box: 9, Text folder: 1784.05.01,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. In writing of and docketed by William Augustine Washington. Received by the hands of James Nivison £ 6 in payment for self and William Butler.

    • A-366.14: Receipt, Burdett Ashton to William Augustine Washington, 1784 May 5. box: 9, Text folder: 1784.05.05,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt. D.S. 1 page. Document signed, fragment, docketed on back, "Majr Burdett Ashton's Rect for his Wifes and his proportion of my Brother George Washington's Legacies," incomplete watermark. For "every Claim wch I have against the Estate of Augustine Washington decd as well on the Acct of the Legacy left my Wife an also my proportion of Legacy by the Death of Mr. George Washington decd."

    • RM-115; MS-2309: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Colonel Fitzgerald, 1784 May 6. box: 9, Text folder: 1784.05.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Bushfield. Re: Shipment of Bushrod's chest and other goods from Philadelphia.

    • RM-207; MS-2665: Letter, François Jean, Marquis de Chastellux, to Philip Schuyler, 1784 June 17. box: 9, Text folder: 1784.06.17,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed in French. Paris. Chastellux writes of the departure of the Marquis de Lafayette to America. He imagines the scene if he, instead of Lafayette, might return to America and visit with Washington. He reminisces about the weeks spent at Albany and Saratoga during the Revolution and follows with a postscript regarding Madam Carter now Madam Church.

    • RM-683; MS-4634: Note, Warner Washington to Richard Bartholomew Booth, 1784 June 24. box: 9, Text folder: 1784.06.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 1 page. I.O.U. from Washington to Booth, of Maryland, for "Forty Guineys."

    • RM-345; MS-2334: Letter, Hannah Washington to Colonel Fitzgerald, 1784 July 17. box: 9, Text folder: 1784.07.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mrs. Washington asks Col. Fitzgerald to convey to her sons at Mount Vernon, with as much expediency as possible, the enclosed information. Re: Bushrod Washington's personal affects.

    • W-1310/A.28: Bill, to Mary Washington, 1784 August 3. box: 9, Text folder: 1784.08.03,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page, in hand of Gart. Tho[mpson], fragment, badly charred and mutilated, laminated, docketed, incomplete watermark (indistinguishable). Bill from John Kea[ ] to Mary Washington for [£2.5.0].

    • A-366.8: Receipt, Charles Highlander to William Augustine Washingotn, 1784 September 2. box: 9, Text folder: 1784.09.02,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. Receipt for £5.0.0. pd. in full by W. A. Washington--signed with C. Highlander's mark and witnessed by Jenny [Mrs. Jane ?] Washington. Docketed "Charles Highlander's Rec. £ 5.0.0.," laminated.

    • RM-530; MS-4507: Articles of agreement, James Crane and Matthew Whiting, 1784 December 25. box: 9, Text folder: 1784.12.25,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. Agreement for Whiting to make repairs on his dwelling house, pay taxes, not allow servants and other stipulations on a certain tract (unclear as to location). Crane is making the agreement on behalf of George Augustine Washington. Whiting lived at Snow Hill on Bull Run in Prince William County.

    • A-543: Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Bushrod Washington, 1785 January 1. box: 9, Text folder: 1785.01.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 1 page. Letter in a humorous vein, chiding him for not writing--sends a book which she once recommended for his perusal--sends him fur gloves because "the Severity of the last Winter may have operated so violently on his Herculean Hands, as to have numbed his fingers," thus preventing writing. Autograph letter, docketed in Mrs. P.'s hand, watermark (GR surmounted by crown and powder horn), written in 3rd person. Name does not appear on original manuscript.

    • A-680: Letter, Burgess Ball to George Augustine Washington, 1785 January 10. box: 9, Text folder: 1785.01.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Can write oftener now--post leaves regularly--everyone sick--Miss Butler Thornton died of sore throat--Fanny's health improved by nursing George--sending Betsy to Fredericksburg for education--[Fanny is his wife and G.A.W.'s sister]--house not finished--has partnership in store at Germana--hopes to complete mills by winter next year--advises G.A.W. to build store or warehouses on his land--" ... anythg. is preferable to an Estate in Land and negroes, which are not only unprofitable, but vexatious and troublesome"--should sell land for certificates--Col. [Wm.] Washington wrote that G.A.W. was well. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by G. A. W.Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Ball".

    • RM-74; MS-2218: Circular letter, Richard Henry Lee to Alexander Martin, John Houston, and Patrick Henry, 1785 January 14. box: 9, Text folder: 1785.01.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. integral cover, New York, watermark. Docketed "Excellency Richard Henry Lee President of the Honorable Continental Congress." Re apprehension and publication of private letters abroad concerning public credit, and shows the necessity of "immediate vigourous measures for supplying the Treasury of the United States..." Note at bottom indicates 13 copies made and sent.

    • A-680.22: Letter, Burgess Ball to George Augustine Washington, 1785 February 25. box: 9, Text folder: 1785.02.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Fox Neck. Letter by Maj. Jones--read in paper account of arrival in Charleston and health is restored--he should go to Sweet Springs in June - Oct.--"A Virginia Estate is attended with such care, anxiety, and trouble, that it will in some measure prevent our Ease and Happiness ..."--has rented out "Traveller's Rest" with stock, etc. to Mr. Young, an English farmer--lays off farm in equal lots of 40 A. with ditches and fencing--"From this I shall get somethg. certin, and my Posterity will have a pretty Farm in such perfection as will require but few slaves to manage it."--intends same for all his property--Sam.[G.A.W.'s brother] bought wagon and will visit soon--will go to Sweet Springs to improve wife's health--G.A.W.'s lots in good condition--has received no rents for him--Callender should collect them--the Magnolia are produced from the Seed which are contained in Cones ..."--will go to Botonast nearby to get information and some seeds. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by G.A.W., "Recd 1st Apl. 85". Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Ball."

    • A-680: Letter, Eleazer Callender to George Augustine Washington, 1785 March 11. box: 9, Text folder: 1785.03.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Fredericksburg. Concern for G.A.W.'s health--should he need any cash, call on his friend Mr. Wm. Crafts--"your core and filtering stone came same to hand and is in my store." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by G.A.W., "Recd. 1st Apl. 85", watermark (FA). Name on original manuscript appears as "[Capt.] E. Callender."

    • A-680.23: Letter, Burgess Ball to George Augustine Washington, 1785 April 11. box: 9, Text folder: 1785.04.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Spotsylvania City. His letter not received--death of his baby [George] of the humour in his head--" ... the old Lady (Mrs. Washington [Mary]) not long ago had a violent fall from her steps wch had nearly broke her arm. It is now getting so yd. she has some little use of it."--Col. Jno. Thronton will let G.A.W. have horse on good terms--rents--Capt. Callender expects him to draw upon him and his friends--goes to Sweet Springs if he can raise money--hopes to complete his race, dam and saw mill--all in Berkeley are well--will go there with Col. [Chas.] Washington--elections at Stafford--Garrett and Brent elected--Maj. Dick dead and John Lewis near death at Dr. [David] Stuart's--Miss Spriggs married Jno. Mercer and Brent to Miss Ambler. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by G.A.W., watermark (GR surmounted by crown and powder horn). Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Ball".

    • A-680.24: Letter, Thomas Morris to George Augustine Washington, 1785 April 12. box: 9, Text folder: 1785.04.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Charleston. Earliest ship for Va. is next Thursday for Fredericksburg--ship for Phila. or N.Y. will arrive shortly--will engage staterooms on this for G.A.W.--Phila. newspapers just arriving on ship. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by G.A.W., watermark (GR surmounted by crown and powder horn).

    • A-698: Letter, Nathaniel West Dandridge to Ann Dandridge, 1785 April 13. box: 9, Text folder: 1785.04.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Acknowledges letter telling of his son's death--[Capt. Alexander Spotswood Dandridge]--what to do with land intended for his son--bring grandson to Hanover--does she have coat buttons of Scotch thistle which his son had?--he promised to wear them for friend's sake--weak from spell of gout. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark (Armed woman and rampant lion with motto Pro Patria GSB). Name on original manuscript appears as "N. W. Dandridge."

    • A-680.7: Letter, William Crafts to George Augustine Washington, 1785 April 17. box: 9, Text folder: 1785.04.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Charleston. Ship bearing Major Jones leaves for Va. Thursday, barring possibility of freight for other parts of continent--tell Major Jones nothing has been heard of his friend [Gile ?]. Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed by G.A.W., incomplete watermark.

    • A-680.8: Letter, Eleazer Callender to George Augustine Washington, 1785 May 19. box: 9, Text folder: 1785.05.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Fredericksburg. Received letter covering several others to forward--will visit [Mt. Vernon] shortly--tell Mr. Lewis he will see him tomorrow or next day. Autograph letter signed, integral cover (in different hand), watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "E. Callender."

    • A-680.9: Letter, Richard Kenney to George Augustine Washington, 1785 May 29. box: 9, Text folder: 1785.05.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. On board the sloop Unity. Unable to pay house rent which is due--encloses £6 and promises rest soon to be paid to Capt. Callender--is doing some ship's carpentry work at present. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by G.A.W., watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Rich. Kenney."

  • Manuscripts Box 10, June 1785 - June 1786. box: 10, Text
    • RM-841; MS-5292: Indenture, George Fairfax and Louisa Lee with John Augustine Washington and Thomas Smith, 1785 June 1. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.06.01,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Torn. Sale by the Lees, husband and wife, to Washington and Smith of Burnt House, Old Quarter and Forest plantations, approx. 2600 acres in all. Burnt House tract located just south of Bushfield, home of JAW. A trustee signs for JAW. Witnessed by Hannah, Mildred, and Bushrod Washington, among others.

    • W-1310/A.29: Letter, William Herbert to John Augustine Washington, 1785 June 3. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.06.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Alexandria. His flour hasn't come yet--will be taken care of when it does--will inform gentlemen desirous of purchasing corn that he has some--lists prices current on flour, etc.--tobacco shipped by Mr. Stoddard. Autograph letter signed, badly charred, laminated, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Herbert." Poor condition, badly torn.

    • RM-769; MS-5056: Letter, John Fitzgerald to Tench Tilghman, 1785 June 9. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.06.09,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Concerning correspondence with George Washington.

    • A-680.10: Letter, John Edloe to George Augustine Washington, 1785 June 23. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.06.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Charles City, Virginia. Edloe has bond of Bernarde Moor's, signed as security by Lawrence Washington--requests payment from Lawrence Washington's estate. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by G.A.W., watermark.

    • A-680.11: Letter, Henry Armistead to George Augustine Washington, 1785 June 30. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.06.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Fredericksburg. Left word on leaving town that debt to G.A.W. was to be paid, but business interfered--Bundle at Mrs. Maury's--bundle of boots will come by next stage--is he married?--brother and sister going to springs. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by G.A.W., laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "H. Armistead."

    • A-680.2: Letter, Henry Armistead to George Augustine Washington, 1785 July 22. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.07.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Fredericksburg. Mr. [Long?] left $55. with Mr. Watson for him--forwards bundle by stage--his brother is at Hobbs Hole [Tappahannock]. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by G.A.W., laminated, watermark, directed "by care of Josiah Watson Esq. with a Bundle." Name on original manuscript appears as "H. Armistead."

    • MS-5405: Account, Benjamin Franklin with Jean Antoine Houdon, 1785 July 26-27. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.07.26,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Benjamin Franklin's account with artist Jean Antoine Houdon for expenses and work done. Includes an order with Monsieur Jefferson.

    • A-456: Promissory note, Gabriel Throckmorton with John Donaldson, 1785 August 5. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.08.05,
      Scope and Contents

      Fragment, 1 page, docketed. Promise to pay £3. Signed by Throckmorton; witnessed by Ferdinand Washington, [son of Samuel Washington].

    • A-680.13: Letter, Burwell Bassett to George Augustine Washington, 1785 October 12. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.10.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Studley, Hanover City. Ill health and business prevent his coming [to wedding of Geo. A. W. with Fanny Bassett]--will send carriage for them to spend Christmas with them--family at Studley sends regards. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by G.A.W.

    • A-680.14: Letter, James Crane to George Augustine Washington, 1785 October 16. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.10.16,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Sends £25, balance of Mr. Matthew Whiting's rent--unable to pay £35 on his own rent until Nov. [sublet of farm from Whiting]. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by G.A.W." Name on original manuscript appears as "Ja. Crane."

    • A-680.15: Letter, Henry Armistead to George Augustine Washington, 1785 October 25. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.10.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Could not procure the silk for Mrs. [Fanny] Washington--hasn't the cash due G.A.W.--first cash he can get he will send--congratulations on his marriage. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docket by G.A.W., marked "care of Mr. Josiah Watson."

    • A-680.16: Letter, Jean Pierre Le Mayeur to George Augustine Washington, 1785 October 29. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.10.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Congratulations on his marriage. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by G.A.W., broken red seal. Name on original manuscript appears as "Le Mayeur". [Dr. Le Mayeur was a French dentist; Gen. Washington was one of his patients].

    • A-680.17: Letter, Richard Kenney to George Augustine Washington, 1785 November 5. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.11.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Fredericksburg. Sends £5 due on rent, but cannot pay more until later--congratulations on marriage--and improvement of health. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by G.A.W. [At bottom of page is a list of money sent].

    • A-680.18: Letter, Burwell Bassett to George Augustine Washington, 1785 November 13. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.11.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Williamsburg. His neglect in writing--"I will take the liberty of enquiring into your feats of sportsmanship for I expect if you have ever been able to rise soon enough to execute your threats the poor ducks have been slain by thousands." --tell G.W. honey locust seed can be got at Eltham this year. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by G.A.W., watermark.

    • A-680.19: Letter, James Crane to George Augustine Washington, 1785 November 22. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.11.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Berkeley City. Sends £35 in consignment of rent due by M. Whiting, tho he can hardly spare it--give Mr. McCray of Alexandria, the bearer, a receipt--"for the aforesaid rent due from Mr. Matthew Whiting for the year 1785." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by G.A.W., marked "Hand by Mr. M Cray." Name on original manuscript appears as "Ja. Crane". [Lists kinds of money sent in payment].

    • A-680.20: Letter, Charles Washington to George Augustine Washington, 1785 November 23. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.11.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Happy Retreat, near Charles Town. Congratulations on marriage--family is well--Mr. Crowe's money to be paid--saw G.A.W.'s property advertised in paper in Genl.'s name in Fredericksburg--Mr. John Briscoe desires to buy Whiting's place--write by Mr. McCray who comes to spend winter with them. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by G.A.W., directed "Hon'd by Mr. McCray." Name on original manuscript appears as "Cha. Washington."

    • W-686: Letter, Hannah Fairfax Washington to Messieurs Norton, 1785 December 6. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.12.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. An order for household articles--2 large Dutch blankets, not torn in two--clamps, bed cord, brads, large common plate buttons, one pair large leather shoes or pumps, one pair large callimanco, cupboard locks, one hank of silk "near the pattern sent", "one hank of deep green", long bent horn comb. [Enclosed is a scrap of silk mounted on paper]. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, endorsed, silked. Name on original manuscript appears as "H. Washington."

    • RM-793; MS-5199: Letter, Thomas Russell to William Augustine Washington, 1785 December 8. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.12.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Annapolis. Regarding the management of the Principio Company property belonging to William A. Washington, who inherited the property from his father Augustine (George Washington's half-brother). Russell is manager and iron-master of the Principio Company. Autograph letter signed, docketed, integral cover.

    • A-698: Letter, Robert B. Chew to George Augustine Washington, 1785 December 11. box: 10, Text folder: 1785.12.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Fredericksburg. Inquires price of land and lots in [Fredericksburg] advertised in paper--intends buying if price is right--will give good bonds--answer by next stage. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by G.A.W., directed "To the care Mr. Wm. Hunter." Name on original manuscript appears as "Rob. B. Chew."

    • W-1310/A.32: Account, Jesse Hill with Mary Washington, 1786-1789. box: 10, Text folder: 1786.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Account - D.S. 1 page. Account from Oct. 1786-May 1789 amounting to £11.0.4 for iron work, shoeing wheels, ox chains, repairing old stock bands, etc. Credit given of £7.18.0 for 39 1/2 baskets of wheat. Document signed, badly charred, laminated, docketed "Acct. Mr. J. Hill for Mrs. Washington".Account sworn to on Aug. 13, 1790 by Chas. C[aller ?] and receipted by Abner Vernon.

    • RM-373; MS-2427: Account, William Augustine Washington with Messieurs Henderson, Ferguson, and GIbson, 1786 March - 1787 December.
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 10 pages. Account of William Augustine Washington with Messieurs Henderson, Ferguson, and Gibson.

    • A-750.9: Letter, William Augustine Washington to Francis Cracroft, 1786 May 13. box: 10, Text folder: 1786.05.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Blenheim. Has heard of attachment on Md. estate of his father [Augustine W.] in consequence of a claim against Nivison--requests Mr. Cracroft to hire lawyer to fight it--bearer has briefs of case. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed "Mr. Washington's papers delivered by Mr. Craycroft," marked "fav. by Mr. Spencer Carter," watermark.

    • RM-530; MS-4508: Articles of agreement, George Augustine Washington with John Lewis, 1786 June 8. box: 10, Text folder: 1786.06.08,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. George A. Washington agrees to rent to John Lewis "the Lotts inclosed within the [ ] on which H. Armistead now resides for the sum of Seventy five Pounds ..." Lewis also agrees to certain repairs to a dwelling house, stable and kitchen. Witnessed by a Mr. Ball. Signed and docketed.

  • Manuscripts Box 11, July 1786 - September 1787. box: 11, Text
    • W-817/A: Bill, Gundin Chapin and Co. to George Augustine Washington, 1786 July 17. box: 11, Text folder: 1786.07.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Gundin Chapin and Co. to George Augustine Washington. 1/2 doz. screws [1] pr Brass hinges, 500 no. 5 springs. Autograph document signed, in hand of Aquila Brown, laminated, watermark. Date on original catalog card appears [1786] July 17. Receipted by Aquila Brown for Gundin Chapin and Co.

    • A-384: Letter, James Bloxham to William Peacey, 1786 July 23. box: 11, Text folder: 1786.07.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Mount Vernon. Safe arrival at G. W.'s--be sure the General gets good Sanfine seed which he is ordering--get a "Clever Lille Desant plow which must go with out a weeal for the land is not Level and to be shoor to make him Light and Desant and be Shoor to make him turn the works well ..."--describes plows in use at Mt. V.--doesn't want wife to come yet, for he may not stay past his year--land poor, plows poor, farm instruments poor--wages and terms of General's are good--dislikes negroes--"tese Black Peope I am Rather in Danger of being posind among them ..."--wife can decide about coming--look after his children--General sold good sheep for 40/ "a pes of thar money."--. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermarks. [Bloxham was an English farmer who came to serve as farmer and manager of some activities at Mount Vernon. Peacey was his sponsor].

    • A-543.4: Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Ann Randolph Fitzhugh, July 1786. box: 11, Text folder: 1786.07.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 6 pages. Congratulations on birth of another [daughter]--reflections on the role of women in educating children, and the education they need--wishes to have spent more time on improving mind than person--"I have not a doubt that the General's visit to Chatham was productive of as much Pleasure to him as to you. I am sorry that you have Reason to think his native Climate does not so well agree with him as ours. In all probability his Destination will be Virginia. and sure I am that his Inclination and Attachments are decidedly for that State. When you see him present my Comps. he is one of my best Friends and Favorites."--family matters--too much rain for grain. Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed in Mrs. Powel's hand, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Eliz. Powel."

    • RM-115; MS-2310: Bond, Fielding Lewis and George Noble to John Augustine Washington, 1786 September 21. box: 11, Text folder: 1786.09.21,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. The bond is for 67 pounds sterling.

    • A-366.42: Letter, Butler Washington to Thomas Stone, 1786 September 30. box: 11, Text folder: 1786.09.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Bushrod W. delivers letter and documents relating to a suit being brought against the estate of Augustine W.--his illness prevents attendance--gives some details of the defence--Bushrod will give security for him. Autograph letter signed, cover, laminated, docketed "Forrest Stoddert vs. Washington," watermarks. Sent a copy of Augustine Washington's will for the use of Stone as a legal representative in a Maryland suit.

    • A-366.43: Letter, John Augustine Washington to Thomas Stone, 1786 October 12. box: 11, Text folder: 1786.10.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Bushrod W. delivers letter and documents relatinig to suit being brought against the estate of Augustine W.--his illness prevents attendance--gives some details of the defence--Bushrod will give security for him. Autograph letter signed, cover, laminated, docketed "Forrest Stoddert vs. Washington," watermarks.

    • A-607.4: Letter, Tobias Lear to Thomas Porter, 1786 November 24 . box: 11, Text folder: 1786.11.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Send crimson or blue silk to face flannel waistcoat for the General. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed watermark.

    • W-1310/A.30: Letter, Sarah Blackburn Craufurd to Ann Blackburn Washington, 1786 December 17. box: 11, Text folder: 1786.12.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Malbro. Would quarrel with Mr. W[ashington] for not allowing her to visit them--will bring missil or send it by first opportunity--best love to all at Mt. Vernon--a kiss to her godddaughter--Sally [Sarah Offitt Craufurd] can almost walk. Autograph letter signed, fragment, incomplete, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "Sarah Craufurd."

    • RM-530; MS-4514: Survey book, Thomas Rutherford, 1786-1795. box: 11, Text folder: 1786.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 28 pages. Rutherford's survey for land owned by George Augustine Washington near Charles Town in Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Survey of this tract after it was split and bequested to G.A.W.'s sons, George Fayette and Charles Augustine. The sons, in turn, rented their properties to Peter Cockrell and Garland Moore, respectively. Includes list of 10 slaves Cockrell rented along with land and accounts of expenses and produce of the Berkeley Farm.

    • RM-530; MS-4509: Indenture, William Thompson and George Augustine Washington, 1787 January 6. box: 11, Text folder: 1787.01.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Thompson agrees to "furnish Major George [A.] Washington with Thirty Barrills of Indian Corn to be delivered at his place in the Month of March next, ..." or to freight it to General Washington's mill if that is G.A.W.'s wish. If he fails in this obligation, 40 pounds Virginia currency is due.

    • A-384.1: Letter, Wakelin Welch to William Peacey, 1787 January 17. box: 11, Text folder: 1781.01.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Sends packet which Gen. Washington sent to him--quotes from G.W.'s letter telling of desire of his farmer [Bloxham] to bring wife and children over to America--ship sails from London to place near G.W's seat in Feb.--if passage is desired for her must be paid in advance. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, post mark "A1, 17", watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "W. Welch."

    • A-384.7: Letter, Wakelin Welch to William Peacey, 1787 January 23. box: 11, Text folder: 1787.01.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. London. Thanks for present of a hare--has booked passage for Mrs. Bloxham and 2 children--" ... the Vessell goes very near Gen. Washingtons Landing so that Mrs. Bloxham has not far to travel"--costs of passage--bring bedding for ship's cabin--"Goods and cloaths in Virginia as they mostly come from hence are very dear, therefore it woud be necessary for her to Lay in a good Stock of them ..."--seeds will go by same boat--these will be sent to warehouse or counting house first--if Mrs. Bloxham changes her mind let him know. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, postmark, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "W. Welch."

    • A-607: Letter, Tobias Lear to Gideon Snow, 1787 February 21. box: 11, Text folder: 1787.02.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Dr. Craik brings a shoe--send a pair or two at Lowry's of purple morroco of same size--also a pr. or 2 of red--Mrs. Washington will send back ones not suiting. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, part of watermark (HB).

    • RM-530; MS-4510: Survey plat by Thomas Rutherford for George Augustine Washington, 1787 February 22. box: 11, Text folder: 1787.02.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 2 pages. Survey and plat of 1121-acre tract owned by George Augustine Washington near Charleston in the county of Berkeley." About 250 acres of the ... tract is cleared ..."

    • RM-530; MS-4511: Articles of agreement, James Crane with Matthew Whiting, 1787 February 24. box: 11, Text folder: 1787.02.24,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. Renewal of an agreement made December 25, 1784 (see MVLA Collection). This agreement is to expire on December 25, 1787 "at which time the said Land and premises is to be ... peaceably and quietly given up to said Washington as required." Rent is 40 pounds Virginia currency. Document signed, docketed.

    • A-607: Letter, Tobias Lear to Gideon Snow, 1787 June 17. box: 11, Text folder: 1787.06.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Have shirts, neck handkerchiefs & ruffles made from linen an cambrick left at Snow's store--to have been made at Mt. V. but G.W. having new "recruit" made for himself, so "I therefore told Mrs. Washington that I could not get any linnen which I liked-that was a lie Snow, but yet it did not hurt me to tell it so much as it would to have delayed anything which was doing for the Genl."--Peter to pick up Lear's shoes--"Has [Hooff ?] paid or protested by bill upon him?" Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed, watermark.

    • A-607.2: Letter, Tobias Lear to Gideon Snow, 1787 July 9. box: 11, Text folder: 1787.07.09,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Mount Vernon. Received Mr. Hanson's draft and the bill for making shirts--advancing board to Mr. Hanson before due for [Geo. S. and Lawrence A. Washington]--got down before rains came--send down Mr. Hunter's receipt--"Washington sends his love to you and says you are not a man of your word, for you promised to come down here on Sunday and did not." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, watermark.

    • A-607.1: Letter, Tobias Lear to Gideon Snow, 1787 July 13. box: 11, Text folder: 1787.07.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Thanks for 4 shirts and 2 neck cloths--send rest and the bill, will pay when next in town--apologizes for lack of New England gallantry at letting Miss Craik go home by herself--will accompany Mrs. W. and Mrs. Stuart to Belle Voir--Phila. packet just "passing by the door"--when can they get things from her?--is now writing this while in hands of his ["freisear"]--5 more wash basins are needed. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, watermark.

    • A-607.5: Letter, Tobias Lear to Gideon Snow, 1787 September 20. box: 11, Text folder: 1787.09.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Letter and articles came to hand--he used good judgment on the cape--send black cape for G.A.W. and one for self; also plain metal buttons for white broad cloth vest and breeches--Mrs. W. obliged for cards--"Mrs. St[uart] was disappointed by not seeing certain personages on Sunday."--send hair ribbon--any late arrivals in Alexa.? Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, watermark.

    • W-1310/A.35: Account, Rappahannock Forge with Mary Washington, 1787 September 25. box: 11, Text folder: 1787.09.25,
      Scope and Contents

      Account. A.D.S. 1 page. Account for £6.10.9 includes woodwork for 1 pr. cart wheels, 2 boxes for them, tire and nails, altering and putting on 8 stock bands. Credit is given for wheat and old iron. Autograph document signed, in hand of Abner Vernon, fragment, badly charred, laminated, incomplete watermark. Account certified correct by Abner Vernon.

    • RM-115; MS-2315: Court document, signed by J. Berry, 1787 September 27. box: 11, Text folder: 1787.09.27,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Signed by J[?] Berry to the fact that John Milton, deputy sheriff served notice to William Kerchival and John Williams that judgement would be brought in October for payment of bond to George Washington. Milton served notice on Aug. 21, 1787. Addressed to Francis Whiting on the other side.

    • RM-54; MS-2086: Bill, Hester Miller to William Augustine Washington, 1787 September 30. box: 11, Text folder: 1787.09.30,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill. 12 dancing lessons for Miss Fanny Smith and 6 visits to reach Miss H[annah] Washington...her school is located at Chantilly ...

  • Manuscripts Box 12, October 1787 - February 1788. box: 12, Text
    • W-1310/B.1: Letter, Landon Carter to Huie, Reid and Company, 1787 October 1. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Fears frost, & will be unable to see them until 10th or 12th of month--please pay Mr. Anthony Buckner sum of £3, and place to acct. of D. S. Autograph letter signed, fragment with integral cover, laminated, docketed, directed "By Mr. A. Buckner."

    • W-1310/B.2: Letter, Archibald Lewis to Huie, Reid and Company, 1787 October 4. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Send by the bearer 3 bushels of salt, allum, and the plank, if it is ready--if not ready, let him know when it will be. Autograph letter signed, fragment, docketed, laminated, part of a watermark.

    • W-1310/A.36: Letter, Robert Hooe to James Reid, 1787 October 5. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Let bearer, John Monday, have bottle of snuff, bed cord, molasses, pint tumbler and [ ] and charge to his own account. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, fragment, laminated, watermark, docketed. Name on original manuscript appears as "Rob. H. Hooe.

    • W-1310/A.37: Letter, John Hooe, Jr. to James Smith, 1787 October 6. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Brent-Town. To the assistant for Huie, Reid, and Company. Send by bearer 1/2 yd. cloth--are goods arrived and open yet? Let Mr. Peirce have credit in store, and will guarantee payment for him. Autograph document signed, fragment, laminated, docketed. Name on original manuscript appears as "J. Hooe."

    • W-1310/A.38: Letter, Joseph Slaughter Sons to Huie, Reid and Company, 1787 October 6. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Send by bearer, Jno. McKay salt and small pot and charge it. Autograph letter signed, fragment, laminated, docketed, on reverse of part of legal document.

    • W-1310/B.3: Letter, Daniel Carroll Brent to Huie, Reid and Company, 1787 October 7. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Please let Benj. Mattison have 4000 single [tens?] and 200 double [tens?]. Autograph letter signed, fragment, laminated, docketed.

    • W-1310/A.39: Order to pay, M. Adams to Messrs. Reads, 1787 October 11. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Pay bearer £0.9.2. Autograph document signed, fragment, docketed "Charles Adams 11 Oct 87," laminated.

    • W-1310/A.40: Letter, E. Brent to James Reid, 1787 October 14. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Dumfries. Send by John 3 yds. fine "plad", one gallon good spirits, molasses, morocco slippers, callimineo pumps, candles, and 2 wash basons. Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed.

    • W-1310/A.41: Letter, John Carter, Jr. to James Reid, 1787 October 17. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Neabsco. Must leave for Bul[l] Run in morning--requests he let bearer have £6 to pay workmen--will write memorandum of all winter clothing needed. Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed, watermark [separate cover addressed to Mr. Reid probably goes with this letter].

    • W-1310/A.42: Letter cover, John Carter, Jr. to James Reid, 1787 October 17. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.17,
      Scope and Contents

      Fragment of cover, probably goes with letter of October 17, 1787, John Carter, Jr. Neabsco, to James Reid.

    • W-1310/A.43: Letter, E. Brent to James Reid, 1787 October 23. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. To James Read (or Reid?) in Dumfries. Send by Scipio sugar, tea, also for Polly Brent send crape gauze, leather shoes to measure sent, and large chip hat--send 2 hanks pale yellow silk. Autograph letter signed, fragment, laminated, docketed.

    • W-1310/A.44: Letter, Thomas Atwell to Huie, Reid and Company, 1787 October 23. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Send by bearer 1000 ten penny nails, 2 bead cords & 1 quart rum--to be charged. Autograph letter signed, fragment, laminated, docketed, incomplete watermark.

    • W-1310/A.45: Letter, E. Brent to James Reid, Dumfries, 1787 October 24. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Credit Mr. Blake, bearer, for what necessaries he wants on her account. Autograph letter signed, fragment, laminated, docketed.

    • W-1310/A.46: Letter, John Smith to James Reid, 1787 October 29. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.10.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Send ten penny nails, brown lining "garman Toulles" stockings, etc. Autograph letter signed, fragment, laminated, docketed "John Smith 29 Octr 87."

    • RM-54; MS-2088: Account, William Augustine Washington with Alice Barnett, 1787 November - 1790 August 31. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.11.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Account with a dressmaker ... entries include making a "lude string Robe" robe and petty coat, great coat and altering 3 garments ... total £1.10.0. Receipted Aug. 31, 1790.

    • A-366: Account of sale of property of Thomas Turner, by William Augustine Washington and John Faunterloy, 1787 November 1. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.11.01,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 4 pages. Bonds taken for [slaves?] sold, amounting to £560.19.0--signed by Willm. A. Washington and John Fauntleroy--"other Accts. on this list not yet bonded--£121.19.1"--amts not bonded include for Phaeton and harness, Chair, Livestock and lumber. Document signed, endorsed "An Acc't. of Bonds and debts due for property sold of Colo. Thomas Turner at Smith's Mount and Nanzatico," laminated, unidentified watermark.

    • RM-530; MS-4512: Articles of agreement, George Augustine Washington and Matthew Whiting, 1787 November 3. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.11.03,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. Washington agrees to continue leasing a tract of land in Berkeley County "adjoining the Town of Charles Town for and during the Term of one Year ..." i.e. Dec. 25, 1787 to Dec. 25, 1788. Whiting shall pay required land tax and "Forty Pounds Spacie, Virginia Currency, ..." to Washington.

    • RM-530; MS-4513: Memorandum of agreement, George Augustine Washington and Matthew Whiting, 1787 November 5. box: 12, Text folder: 1787.11.05,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Whiting exchanges "... two Cows under seven years old, thirteen herd of Sheep under four years old" for a year's rent of land in Berkeley County (see Agreement, Nov. 3, 1787). Washington allows four pounds ten shillings for each cow and twelve shillings per herd of sheep.

    • W-777: Rental account, George Washington, 1788-1790. box: 12, Text folder: 1788.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 26 pages. A portion of an account book containing record of rentals due and accounts owed by "George Washington President of the United States."--the first 9 pp. (at least one missing) concern tenants living on the tract called "Asbeys Bend - under the Blue Ridge Part in Fauquier and Part in Loudoun"--lots are listed, tenant named, and an account given of what he owes and has paid--following pp. concern lands on Gooseneck Creek in Fauquier County and in Berkeley County and Frederick County.--then follow several pp. of "George Washington President of the United States in Acct. Current with B. Muse", concerning expenses and collections, legal in nature in connection with the foregoing lands and tenants. Autograph document signed, in hand of Battaile Muse, 2 blank pages, silked.

    • RM-629; MS-4549: Letter, Eleanor Stuart to Tobias Lear, 1788 January 15. box: 12, Text folder: 1788.01.15,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Airy. Thanks him for his condolences and offer of help upon her afflictions. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by T. Lear. Name on original manuscript appears as "Eleanor Stuart."

    • A-417.10: Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Elizabeth Willing Powel, 1788 January 17. box: 12, Text folder: 1788.01.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Little Washington Custis [6 yrs. old] thanks Mrs. Powel for a book, the Children's Friends, which she sent him--his sisters and Miss Harriot [Washington] send their respects. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, watermark.

    • A-680.29: Letter, George Augustine Washington to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1788 February 22. box: 12, Text folder: 1788.02.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Unhappy over their separation--her approaching confinement [Anna Maria Washington, born April 3, 1788]--weather severe--plows frozen--spare no expense in getting skillful person, recommends Mrs. Harrison [midwife ?]--Mrs. Bassett's shoes not forwarded to Phila. yet--will get biscuit and hat for your father and brother--family news--inquire into cotton--little Wash. [Custis] wants to write her a letter--"We this evening recd. an acct. of the adoption of the Constitution by the State of Massachusets which was deliberately discusd and with the greatest harmony adopted the Minority determining to give it every support tho they were unsuccesful in their opposition." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by Fanny B. W-n, watermark (IV). Name on original manuscript appears as "Geo. A. Washington."

  • Manuscripts Box 13, March 1788 - December 1788. box: 13, Text
    • A-384.5: Bill, William Peacey to Jonathan Charles, 1788 March 13. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.03.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. For 6 bushels of winter vetches for General Washington, totaling £2.2.0. Autograph document, small page, docketed. [This was for seed bought in England].

    • A-607.6: Letter, Tobias Lear to Gideon Snow, 1788 April 17. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.04.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Sent letter yesterday by Col. Humphreys--send a dozen hand saw files and 3 men's coarse hats--Tom has Mr. Porter's saddlebags. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, incomplete watermark.

    • A-543.6: Letter, Elizabeth Powel to George Washington Parke Custis, 1788 May 10. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.05.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. Robert Morris on way to Va. and takes portable camera obscura as a gift to G.W.P. Custis [7 yrs. old]--landscapes at Mt. Vernon will be perfectly represented and can be copied--profiles may be taken with it--Mr. Morris will show him how to use it--send her his sister's [Nelly] and Mrs. W.'s profiles. Autograph letter signed, docketed, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Eliz. Powel."

    • A-680.30: Letter, Edward Pye Chamberlayne to George Augustine Washington, 1788 May 24. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.05.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Asks for 6 barrels of "Hearons" [herring ?] from Mt. Vernon--thanks for trouble in finding him freight--try to find Gibb a load from the Potomac back to Fredericksburg. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by G.A.W., watermark (Taylor). Name on original manuscript appears as "Edw Pye Chamberlay". [Chamberlayne, of King Wm. County, married Agnes Dandridge].

    • A-366.47: Letter, Seth Cuthbert to Joseph Clay, Sr., 1788 May 28. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.05.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Land to be sold by Washington to Sullivan who wants it for speculation--Peter can bring mares to the horse. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, "A distinguished and brave Revolutionary officer", watermark.

    • RM-530; MS-4515: Account, Joseph Davenport with George Augustine Washington, 1788 June. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.06.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Four receipts signed by Davenport (George Washington's miller) from the Mill. An accompanying docket refers to these receipts as "Accounts of Corn and Meal delivered out of the Mill for and by the orders of G[eorge] A[ugustine] W[ashingto]n...125 Bushels Corn." Four documents signed. Name on original manuscript appears as "Jos. Davenport."

    • A-607.8: Letter, George Augustine Washington to Gideon Snow, 1788 June 7. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.06.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Send Mrs. [Martha] Washington 2 yds. black lute-string, "as near the patron [pattern] as it can be got",--also 3 prs. of best white kid gloves, long--. Autograph letter signed, laminated, integral cover. Name on original manuscript appears as "Geo. A. Washington."

    • W-1310/B.4: Letter, Thomas Littledale and Co. to Huie, Reid and Company, 1788 July 14. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.07.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rotterdam. Received from Capt. Robt. Wyllie on his brig the Molly the documents handing them 50 hhds. tobacco, and letter informing them the vessel's whole cargo was addressed to them from themselves, Mr. Hector Alexander, and Mr. George Walker of Georgetown--before they could finish processing it as per instructions, an interdict from Mr. G. Gibson to Capt. Wyllie to deliver cargo to him, on consequence of order from Messr. Smith Huie Alexander and Co. of Glasgow--sends copy of letter they sent to Smith Huie Alexander and Co.--thanks them for confidence placed in them--will inform them of decision in this affair. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, laminated, directed " By Cap. McGill from Rotterdam," also marked on cover "Capt. Quick to go from [ ] the readiest way to Rotterdam," cover used as a scratch sheet, watermark.

    • RM-530; MS-4516: Articles of agreement, George Augustine Washington with Samuel Roberts, 1788 August 5. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.08.05,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 2 pages. George Augustine Washington contracts with Samuel Roberts for the latter to disassemble a building at Johnson's Fishery (at River Farm) and re-erect it "... agreeably to the back part of Genl. Washington's kitchen or Servant's Hall, weatherboard, case, cornice, and bargeboard it in the same way--." Roberts is to receive, for his service, 11 pounds Virginia currency and the assistance of one slave. Document is unsigned.

    • RM-683; MS-4635: Letter, Charles Washington to Alexander White, 1788 August 26. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.08.26,
    • A-543.26: Envelope, Samuel Powel, 1788 September 7. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.09.07,
      Scope and Contents

      One envelope, no letter or note. Addressed to Samuel Powel.

    • RM-530; MS-4517: Bond, James Short and Rich Willis with James Stuart, 1788 September 19. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.09.19,
    • RM-530; MS-4518: Memorandum of agreement, James Stuart and Edward Tiffin, 1788 September 26. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.09.26,
    • RM-530; MS-4519: Memorandum of agreement, James Short and Rich Willis, 1788 September 29. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.09.29,
    • RM-530; MS-4520: Advertisement for land, George Augustine Washington, 1788 October 7. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.10.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page.

    • A-301.26: Letter, John Cowper to John Lewis, 1788 October 30. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.10.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Asks his price for land in Carolina--has been offered land "in this Neighbourhood" but prefers the Carolina tract--poor quality of Carolina land. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, postmarked "Richmond", watermark obscured.

    • RM-694; MS-4723: Account of sales, 1788 November 12. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.11.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. Account of sales of fruit received by the Philadelphia Packet, Capt. Elwood for a/c of Messrs. Andrew Clows Co. George Washington's order for 110 pounds of filberts appears on the account of fruit brought to Alexandria on Captain John Ellwood, Jr.'s Philadelphia packet boat, the sloop "Charming Polly."

    • RM-872; MS-5332: Letter, Elizabeth Smith to William Augustine Washington, 1788 December 31. box: 13, Text folder: 1788.12.31,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Smith tells Washington of certain clothing purchases she has charged to Washington on account with "Mr. Crabb." Letter carried "By Harry." Autograph letter signed, docketed.

  • Manuscripts Box 14, January 1789 - June 1789. box: 14, Text
    • A-456.1: Letter, David Galloway, Jr. to Thacker Washington, 1789 March 14. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.03.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Winchester. On reverse, a protest signed by Thacker Washington "... because not given by Miss Anne Blair, whose order will be accepted." Request for payment of £11.12.6 to Mr. Nath. Gray.

    • A-543.7: Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Bushrod Washington, 1789 April 4. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.04.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Apologies for delay in executing commission for Mrs. W.--has been ill--nice white fur available, but advises waiting until autumn, because of lateness of season--did he receive letter and pamphlet of the Debates of the [Phila.] Convention?--"As I knew you were a Member of the Virginia Convention I thought it might be agreeable to you to see in how masterly a Manner Mrs. Wilson had treated the Science of Government." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, red seal, watermark (W).Name on original manuscript appears as "Eliz. Powel."

    • A-371.1: Letter, George Augustine Washington to unknown recipient, 1789 April 22. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.04.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Thanks him for forwarding 4 tierces and 3 barrels of seed by the Tree Mason, Capt. Lawrence Lazore--please forward freight bill. Autograph letter signed, docketed "Recd. [April] 24 Ansd May 13th", watermark (incomplete LVG and powder horn). Name on original manuscript appears as "Geo. A. Washington."

    • A-283.43: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 April 26. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.04.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Orders muslin for Mrs. Washington--requests Dunlap and Claypole's paper sent regularly to Major [G.A.] Washington--send Will [to N.Y.] when he's able to travel. Autograph letter, laminated, docketed by Lear(?) "These letters were recorded by H.[owell] Lewis. Name does not appear on original manuscript.

    • 2017-SC-014: Broadside, "Order of Procession for the Day, April 30th", 1789 April 30. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.04.30,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed broadside outlining the formal order of procession for the inauguration ceremony for the first President of the United States, George Washington. A manuscript docket on verso reads "Order of Procession on the Inauguration of President Washing[tn], 30 April 1790." Another manuscript docket on the front of the broadside, underneath the printed text, reads "Order of procession on the inauguration of President Washington 30, April 1790." This year is incorrect, as the inauguration took place on 30 April 1789.

    • W-1310/A.47: Letter, John Carter to James Reid, 1789 May 1. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.05.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Pittsylvania. Return of his draft, half satisfied leads him to think it is inconvenient for them to answer any further requisitions for money--will try to discharge his large debt to them speedily--reminds them that they had consented to consolidate his scattered debts into one general acct. upon their books--hopes this will prevail upon them to give him time to discharge various debts, but if they prefer, they have enough of his property at their disposal to discharge a debt to them. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, laminated, directed by "favr. Mr. Smith," watermark.

    • A-625.3: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 May 3. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.05.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. initial S. 1 page. New York. President would like Billy [Lee] sent to Mt. Vernon when he can be moved safely, for he cannot be of use here--"But if he is still anxious to come on here the President would gratify him altho he will be troublesome--He has been an old and faithful Servt. this is enough for the Presidt. to gratify him in every reasonable wish"--if Major W. needs buck wheat from Phila. he will let you know--G. W. wishes Dunlop and Claypool's paper sent to N.Y., and will furnish them from there to the Major at Mt. Vernon. Autograph letter initial signed, laminated, docketed by Lear(?), watermark (L Munn). Name on original manuscript appears as "T. L." Not in Writings.

    • W-1310/a: Letter, Daniel Carroll Brent to James Reid, 1789 May 8. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.05.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Dumfries. Interest on certificate in name of John Dickenson belongs to bearer Mrs. Dickenson--let her have her warrant, or purchase it of her--she is in great want. Autograph letter signed, fragment, laminated, docketed.

    • RM-955; MS-5508: Letter, Jonathan Young to Tobias Lear, 1789 May 9. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.05.09,
      Scope and Contents

      An estimate for a saddle for the President.

      Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

      Conserved June 2006 by Holly Krueger.

    • H-1199/B; H-1199/D: Journal, Robert Lewis, 1789 May 13-20. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.05.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 10 pages. An account of Robert Lewis's trip as far as Baltimore accompanying his aunt Mrs. Washington to New York--family relations and friends--preparations and farewell at Mt. Vernon and Dr. Stuart's in Alexandria--Col. Blackburn's--Mr. and Mrs. B[ushrod] Washington--Mrs. W.'s parting with her servants at Mt. V.--rental of horses from Mr. Van Horn--efforts to purchase a horse for [G.W.]--two ferry crossings--Major Snowden and family--description of countryside--Mrs. Carroll's reception near Baltimore--visit with Dr. McHenry in Baltimore. Autograph document, unbound, laminated, watermark, docketed in later hand, "Journal of Mrs. W's journey to N. York."

    • A-607.9: Letter, George Augustine Washington to Gideon Snow, 1789 May 19. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.05.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Charles came up to get the [storehouse ?] key being mended--send a dozen lbs. of figs to be charged to G.A.W.--needs 200 "small tacks with flat heads proper for nailing leather on Brick moulds ..."--Mrs. [Anna Maria] Bassett and Mrs. Washington will dine with Mrs. Porter after lunch on Sunday--Mr. Bassett will attend them and perhaps G.A.W. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by Snow (?), watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Geo. A. Washington."

    • A-283.45: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 May 31. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.05.31,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. initial S. 1 page. New York. President desires to have Billy [Lee] sent to N.Y. since Billy earnestly desires it--send stays and shoes to Mrs. F[anny Bassett] W-n at Mt. V.--send Mrs. M. W.'s to [N.Y.] and charge all to President's account--she overpaid for altering some gowns--Billy's expenses to be pd. by G.W. thru Biddle (mentioned in Writings in footnote). Autograph letter initial signed, docketed, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. L."

    • H-1199/C: Expense account, Robert Lewis, 1789 May. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.05.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. An account of ferry and inn expenses listing all the stops between Georgetown and New York--carriage of a trunk from Phila to N.Y.--stage horses--Col. Van Horn who arranged the trip had been paid earlier some amount--. Document, in hand of Robert Lewis, watermark, endorsed on back, "The Amount of every expence is £67.10.7 Pensylvania currency."

    • A-283.106: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 June 3. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.06.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. initial S. 1 page. New York. "The President will thank you to put into the hand of Mr. Wm. Hunter Junr. of Alexa. thirty five Guineas, for him to deliver to Mr. John Campbell of Bladensbg. ... in payment for a Horse sent by Mr. Campbell to the President." Autograph letter initial signed, laminated, docketed. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. L." Writings, XXX, 342-343. [Mr. Hunter was on his way back to Alexa. from N.Y., and stopping in Phila.].

    • A-283.70: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 June 15. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.06.15,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. Inquiries about table ornaments--" ... and if the large and small Glasses of M. Dela Croix are of the same set, he [the President] will thank you to procure them..."--"The President has a French man with him who is said to be a compleat Confectioner and professes to understand everything relative to these ornaments, so that the Glasses only are wanting." Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed, watermark (L. Munn). Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • R-181; MSS-756: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Hannah Washington, 1789 June 21. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.06.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Alexandria. Discusses religion ... suggests his mother rise early and ride before breakfast ... glad she is rid of Sorrel ... welcome to molasses sugar ... will not be diffident in requesting favors of her ... glad to hear wheat, barley, and clover are so fine ... agricultural advice ... Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington."

    • A-283.46: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 June 22. box: 14, Text folder: 1789.06.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. initial S. 1 page. New York. Billy [Lee] arrived--"The President thinks those ornaments will not answer the purpose as the two sets are not made to join each other & neither separate are large enough for his table"--President much indisposed--fever and a tumor on his thigh. Autograph letter initial signed, docketed, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. L."

  • Manuscripts Box 15, July 1789 - September 1789. box: 15, Text
    • A-301.264: Letter, Alexander Furnival to Robert Lewis, 1789 July 3. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.07.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Baltimore. Sends letters of testimonials "in my favor"--hears of president's recovery--his sickness prevented Speaker of House of R. from writing him as per his promise. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by Lewis, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Alex. Furnival."

    • A-750: Letter, Joshua Barney to Robert Lewis, 1789 July 5. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.07.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Sends copy of Committee's report on mode of collecting taxes--how does his memorial stand with President?--any chance of employment?--amusements in N.Y.--hopes President is recovered. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed, postmarked "Balt. July 5." Name on original manuscript appears as "Joshua Barney." [Barney sailed miniature ship "The Federalist" to Mount Vernon in 1788; gift of merchants of Baltimore.]

    • RM-629; MS-4550: Letter, Eleanor Stuart to Tobias Lear, 1789 July 8. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.07.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Happy over her children's situation [in N.Y.] -- glad "My good Mama [Martha Washington] ... has at last seen the necessity of making the Dr. children respect as well as love her, for that they never wou'd have done had she continued her former improper indulgence to them."--their sisters are with her--death of Mr. Richard the printer--doesn't approve of taking her daughters [Eliza and Martha Custis] to Alexandria feast and merriment--requests him to have a butter print made for her--competition in selling butter to Alexandria. Autograph letter signed, docketed by Lear, cover. Name on original manuscript appears as "Eleanor Stuart." Date on original catalog card appears [1789] July 8.

    • RM-530; MS-4521: Agreement, James Saurason with George Augustine Washington, 1789 July 20. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.07.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Saurason obligates himself to sell Washington his lot "... 40 feet on Duke street and 70 on St. Asap[h]" for seventy five pounds Virginia Currency. This lot is "... subject to a ground rent of twenty five Shillings..." The agreement is subject to Washington's procuring another lot from Thorton Alexander.

    • W-1310/A.49: Account, Mary Washington with Robert Wellford, 1789 July. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.07.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Account from July 1789 for "Visiting Mrs. W. Examining a Cancer and Consultation with Dr. Hall - £2.2.0." Document, fragment, badly charred, laminated, docketed "Dr. R. Wellford Acct and [ ]," incomplete watermark. Proved before magistrate, Geo. French, on Aug. 19, 1790. Receipted on reverse Sept. 13, 1790 from Mrs. Lewis. Signed by Wm. Yates for Robt. Wellford.

    • A-680.31: Letter, Betty Carter Bassett to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1789 August 3. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.08.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Cousin A.O.C.C. married Jack Lyons--saw many friends at Eltham and Elsing Green--" ... hope He [G.A.W.] is not so regardless of His health as he used to be, tell Him from me that one child and the prospect of another are sufficient inducements to make him prudent, an Orphan's situation is deplorable, for a Mother cannot be of much advantage without a Father's assistance."--lack of a carriage prevents her coming to Mount Vernon. Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed by F. B. Washington. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. C. Bassett." Date on original catalog card appears "[1789] Aug. 3". [B.C. Bassett was sister-in-law of Fanny. She married John Bassett of Farmington, Hanover County. She was daughter of Wm. Burnett Browne of Elsing Green, King Wm. County.]

    • A-283.47: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 August 10. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.08.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. Received his several letters--slippers came safely to hand, also the bill for them--£70 received from Mr. Thomas Smith on acct. of the President--send 2 prayer books to Mrs. W. Autograph letter signed, docket, incomplete watermark.

    • A-283.48: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 August 17. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.08.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 1 page. New York. Received bill from Dunlop and Claypoole--forward the enclosed answer to an address to Bethleham--procure 20 bushels of good winter barley for seed from reputable farmer--last procured from R.I. was not good--Mrs. W. wants Mr. Hazelhurst's bill for Chintz--charge to president's acct.--she also wants another prayer book added to 2 already requested. Autograph letter, docketed by Lear(?), watermark. Name does not appear on original manuscript.

    • RM-629; MS-4551: Letter, Eleanor Stuart to Tobias Lear, 1789 August 19. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.08.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Abingdon. Chides him for not writing - news from George [A. Washington] and family at Mount Vernon. Autograph letter signed, docketed by Lear, integral cover. Name on original manuscript appears as "Eleanor Stuart." Date on original catalog card appears "[1789] August 19."

    • RM-54; MS-2064: Letter, John Marshall to Corbin Washington, 1789 August 23. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.08.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S 2 pages. Richmond. Re: Corbin W-n's suit with the Hites ... certain title papers missing must be supplied before the Oct. trial ... Patrick Matthews, Johnston, Russel are names appearing in the letter and seem to be former owners of the land in question ... " Copy of a letter from Mr. John Marshall to Corbin Washington." Date on original catalog card appears "[17]89 Aug. 23."

    • A-283.49: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 September 14. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.09.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. New York. Prayer books came safely--encloses letter to Nicholas Eveleigh(?) in S. Carolina--put it on first boat to that place--"Mrs. Washington wishes you to send 25to ... of chocolet shells to Mt. Vernon ..."--send statement of President's account. Autograph letter signed, docketed by Lear, partial watermark.

    • A-283.50: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 September 16. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.09.16,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 2 pages. New York. President is getting a German gardner from Phila.--he doesn't speak English or know the country--pay and charge to President's account the amount of his passage in stage from Phila. to Alexandria. Autograph letter, docketed by Lear, incomplete watermark (LVG surmounted by powder horn). Name does not appear on original manuscript. [Gardener was John Christian Ehler, sent from Germany by Henrick Wilmans of Bremen].

    • A-283.51: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 September 21. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.09.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. Mrs. W. wants a gown of color like that enclosed in Tabby, ducape or Padusoy [paduasay]--send samples and price. Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed by Lear, incomplete watermark (armed figure). Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • A-283.52: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 September 28. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.09.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. G.W.'s acct. [from Biddle] is right--Mrs. W. wants 15 yds. of Padusoy of enclosed pattern--G.W. wants prices on clover seed and early delivery--suffered greatly last year because of late delivery of seed--congratulations on apptmt. as Marshal of District of Pennsyl. Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed by Lear, incomplete watermark.Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • H-377: Letter, Philip Schuyler to John Schuyler, 1789 September 30. box: 15, Text folder: 1789.09.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. Introducing Col. Gordon, Col. Buckside, Capt. [Isaakson ?], and Lt. Erskine who are on their way to Canada. Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed, watermark (T. French). Name on original manuscript appears as "Ph. Schuyler."

    • RM-530; MS-4522: Appointment as surveyor, George Augustine Washington, 1789 September . box: 15, Text folder: 1789.09.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Appointed by P. Wagener. Washington is appointed surveyor "... of the road from General Washington's ferry to his Mill, from thence to his tumbling dam, thence along his new road to intersect the River side old road above the Gumspring ..." and is to use "the male labouring Tithables" on George Washington's plantation to keep the road in good repair.

  • Manuscripts Box 16, October 1789 - January 1790. box: 16, Text
    • RM-530; MS-4523: Articles of agreement, George Augustine Washington with Edward Tiffin, 1789 October 1. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.10.01,
      Scope and Contents

      Tiffin renews his lease on land in Berkeley County [see 1788, Sept. 26, James Stuart and Edward Tiffin] for annual rent of 30 lbs., ten of which should go toward "... putting a good Sufficient Roof on the Dwelling House and other necessary repairs ..." Tiffin is forbidden to "clear any land outside of his Inclosures" or sell or waste Timber on this land nor seed any grain in the autumn unless he later agrees to a longer term.

    • A-283.53: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 October 2. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.10.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. initial S. 1 page. New York. Mrs. W.'s Padusoy [dress material] and bill for it received--President wants list of plants and prices from Mr. Bartram, and when they should be transplanted--wishes to send some to Mt. Vernon. Autograph letter initial signed, docketed by Lear, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. L."

    • RM-683; MS-4636: Quakers' Address to the President, 1789 October 3. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.10.03,
      Scope and Contents

      Print document, 1 page. An address from the Quakers from their annual meeting for Penn., New Jersey, Delaware, and western parts of Va. and Maryland. The Quakers are grateful for religious toleration and other American freedoms but state "... we can take no part in carrying on war on any occasion ... but are bound ... to lead quiet and peaceable lives ... " GW answers, in part, "...it is doing the ... Quakers no more than justice to say, that (except their declining to share with others the burthen of the common defence) there is no denomination among us who are more exemplary and useful citizens." Printed document, pen trials on verso. Washington's reply is published in Writings, 30:416n.

    • RM-629; MS-4552: Letter, Eleanor Stuart to Tobias Lear, 1789 October 8. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.10.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Abingdon. Has never allowed herself to join general cry against him--wishes Bett and Patt [Eliza and Martha Custis] could have same advantages as her other children--guests--a boating accident in front of her house. Autograph letter signed, docketed by Lear.Name on original manuscript appears as "Eleanor Stuart." Date on original catalog card appears as "[1789] Oct. 8."

    • W-1310/A.50: Power of attorney, Charles Washington to Burgess Ball, 1789 October 19. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.10.19,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Appoints Burgess Ball attorney in his own behalf for division of estate of his mother, Mary Washington. Poor condition. Document signed, fragment, laminated, badly charred by fire, docketed Chs. Washi[ngton] Powe[r of Attorney]. Signed by Chas. Washington. Witnessed by M. Frame and Fielding Augusting Lewis.

    • RM-683; MS-4637: Account of estate sales, Mary Washington, 1789 October 29. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.10.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 4 pages. "Accot. of sales of the Stocks etc. sold at the plantation of the late Mrs. Mary Washington, on the 29th of October 1789." Some of the buyers include Charles Carter Jr., Bushrod Washington and Burges Ball. Stock sold includes sheep, oxen, hogs, pigs, horses, cows. Autograph document, docketed.

    • RM-998; MS-5621: Letter, Samuel Otis to John Langdon, 1789 October 29. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.10.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Massachusetts. Letter was written after the visit of George Washington to Boston. Otis writes that Washington's "... presence has diffused joy amongst all ranks ..." Autograph letter signed, on fine (laid) paper.

    • MS-5829: Letter, Joseph Barrel to Samuel Blanchley Webb, 1789 November 1. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.11.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 7 pages. Boston. He was fortunate enough to help with preparations for Washington's visit. Describes the planning and the President's visit. Docketed and signed.

    • A-456.2: Bond, Warner Washington and Warner Washington, Jr. to James Mills, 1789 November 2. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.11.02,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Injunction bond for paying all costs and damages "that shall be awarded against him [Warner W.]" in Frederick County Court. Document signed, docketed "Washington vs. Mills and Co., Injn. Bond," watermark.

    • A-283.55: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 November 17. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.11.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Has heard nothing from Mr. Bartram regarding plants and shrubs--has been away from N.Y. with President--"The President will thank you to pay to the Honb. Robt. Morris Esq. livres 32-12-2 being a balance due to Gouvr. Morris Esq. for something which he purchasd in France for the Presid. - and also to know from him (R.M.) the amount of some floor matts and a pr. of blk sattin brot. from India the summer before last in one of Mr. Morris's ships and pay the same"--find out price of buck wheat and if it can be had on short notice--clover seed has been procured here. Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed by Lear(?) "per Major Jackson," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • A-283.56: Receipt, Henry Arcularius to Samuel Francis, 1789 November 26. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.11.26,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt for loaves of bread for the prisoners. Small slip of paper charred by fire, laminated, watermark.

    • A-238.2: Receipt, L. Paul to George Augustine Washington, 1789 December 2. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.12.02,
      Scope and Contents

      Small scrap of paper, charred by fire, laminated. For £3.0.0 due from George Washington.

    • RM-54; MS-2089: Receipt, Elizabeth Chilton to William Augustine Washington, 1789 December 3. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.12.03,
      Scope and Contents

      26 shillings discharging Miss Fanny B. Smith's account ... Witnessed by Hannah Washington, Sr.

    • A-301.53: Letter, Adam Reigart to Thomas Hartley, 1789 December 4. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.12.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 1 page. Lancaster. He cannot accept commission of purchasing mares for Genl. W.--his daughter very ill, and cannot go thru country looking for them--Mr. John Miller knows horses and is dependable--perhaps he can undertake the business. Autograph letter, docketed. [See letter from Th. Hartley to G.W., Dec. 7, 1789].

    • W-684: Letter, George Augustine Washington to John Francis Mercer, 1789 December 17. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.12.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Received his letter after delay--the President has been informed of contents and replies, "as an act of Providence has interposed to render a complyance with your promise impracticable, he must have further patience"--he also says clean sound wheat will be taken at his mill in payment and the Alexandria Cash price allowed for it--corn crop poor so would also like to have some if he has it. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark, postmarked "Alex Dec. 18," docketed, note in later hand reads "Above signature seems to be that of George Augustine Washington Son of Charles - who was G.W.'s brother - This presented to MVLA July 3/97 by Mrs. Carrol Mercer Washn. D.C." Name on original manuscript appears as "George A. Washington."

    • A-283.57: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789 December 21. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.12.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. New York. President desires to know prices of buckwheat delevered to Va. in bags, and in barrels--if cheaper there or in back counties of Va.--requests information by next week so he can write Major W. what to do--probably can't be sent down rivers until spring thaws--Mrs. Reinagle, who taught Miss Custis music, to send some music proper for her thru the winter--mentions his approaching marriage. Autograph letter signed, docketed, watermark.

    • A-283.54: Cover of letters, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1789-1790. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      1 page docketed. Laminated. This cover came with all the letters to Biddle from Lear.

    • RM-530; MS-4524.1: List of taxable property, George Augustine Washington, 1789 . box: 14, Text folder: 1789.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. Lists 13 slaves by name, above 16 years of age, and "Horses 7." Also lists his taxable property in Truro Parish, 1789 as three slaves above 16 years, four horses and a phaeton carriage.

    • RM-292; MS-2909: Tax bill, George Augustine Washington, 1789. box: 16, Text folder: 1789.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. A Tax Bill for the year 1788, directed to Major George Washington, nephew of General Washington, and one time Mount Vernon manager, from Mr. Vernon manager, from Mr. Joseph Powell in the amount of £7.2.2 plus 36 lbs of tobacco.

    • A-283.58: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 January 6. box: 16, Text folder: 1790.01.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Received music from Mr. Ranigle -- Send 200 bushels of buckwheat to Mt. Vernon in bags marked G.W. -- compliments of the season from President and Mrs. Washington. Autograph letter signed, docketed by Lear, watermark incomplete.

    • A-283.59: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 January 10. box: 16, Text folder: 1790.01.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. President wants some superfine bolting cloth to be sent to Mt. Vernon-for a reel 9'2" in length and 5'6" in circumference -- have cloth chosen by Mrs. Lewis or a skillful miller. Autograph letter signed, docketed.

    • A-283.60: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 January 17. box: 16, Text folder: 1790.01.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. New York. [Washington] has written Major [George A.] W-n regarding the bolting cloth--G.W. arranged thru Col. Hartley of Lancaster to have breeding mares sent to Mt. Vernon--money to be paid thru Biddle. Autograph letter signed, docketed by T. Lear "Jany 17. 1790." Dated incorrectly 1789 in heading, incomplete watermark. Not in Writings; Vol. XXX, p. 507, has footnotes mentioning this letter. Date on original catalog card appears [1790] Jan. 17.

    • A-283.61: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 January 21. box: 16, Text folder: 1790.01.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. A draft enclosed, drawn by Samuel Meredith on the Bank of North America for $1066.66 -- to go to the account of the President -- is to pay for breeding mares bought through John Miller and Paul Zantzinger. Autograph letter signed, docketed, corrections added in G.W.'s hand, watermark.

    • W-1310/A.52: Letter, Alexander Macomb to Tobias Lear, 1790 January 31. box: 16, Text folder: 1790.01.31,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. Received his letter and will render any assistance he can for President--is sure an exchange of houses can be accomplished--can treat for any part of furniture which might be wanted--will see Mr. Lear at his home this evening. Autograph letter, in first person, integral cover, docketed by Lear, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Mr. Macomb."

  • Manuscripts Box 17, February 1790 - April 1790. box: 17, Text
    • W-1310/A.53: Receipt, Thomas Garnett to Betty Washington Lewis, 1790 February 1. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.02.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Receipt for 18 shillings in account for Mrs. Mary Washington, Subscribr. to Revd. Thomas Thornton for year 1789. Autograph document signed, fragment, laminated, docketed "Thos. Garnett [ ] Rect. 18 /".

    • A-283.68: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 February 7. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.02.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Major Washington has sent size of bolting cloth now in the mill [see under same date, separate document] -- send by earliest conveyance to Mt. Vernon -- send president's account when convenient. utograph letter signed, docketed, incomplete watermark, [scratched on paper is name "Polly Long," Lear's fiance at this time and later his first wife].

    • A-283.67: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 February 10. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.02.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. President wishes carpet, pea green ground with white flowers or spots -- carpeting would be better than a carpet -- can find no carpet in N. Y. to fit the room, nor good carpeting -- Scotch carpeting is almost only kind to be found there. Autograph letter signed, docketed by Lear, (written on reverse on a cover directed to "The Secretary of the President of the United States"). Writings, XXXI, 8-9; Minor variations. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • A-283.66: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 February 14. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.02.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Received President's account -- "In reply to your wish to know the President's birth day it will be sufficient to observe that is on the 11th of February Old Style - but the almanack Makers have generally set it down opposite to the 11th day of Feby. of the present Style - how far that may go towards establishing it on this day I don't know - but I could never consider it any other ways than stealing as many days from his valuable life as is the difference between the old and the new Style." Autograph letter signed, docketed.

    • RM-341; MS-3028: Bill, Battaile Muse to William Hodgeson, 18 February 1790. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.02.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Bill for fifty pounds to be paid to George (A.) Washington agent for the President of the U.S.

    • A-625.5: Letter, Robert Lewis to Betty Washington Lewis, 1790 February 26. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.02.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Happy at receiving her letter and sister Carter's lengthy one -- sorry to hear of illness and deaths among the negroes, "... Temple in particular as he was a hearty, strong young fellow and arrived at an age when his services might have compensated his master or mistress for the trouble which is attendant on raising young negroes and the expense incurred, previous to their attaining the age of manhood" -- they have been busy moving the president's household to more commodious quarters -- Mrs. White comes to visit only on public days -- these are crowded occasions -- last evening was at an assembly -- danced with Miss Briscoe -- many there disappointed president and lady didn't attend -- female part glad some of the family appeared -- "For my own part, I am of so much more consequence here than when at home that I believe I shall never be content anywhere else." Post script dated Feb. 27: They have moved into the new house -- unable to find time to buy a toy for Maria. Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed "Mrs. Betty Lewis", watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Rob. Lewis." Post script dated Feb. 27--They have moved into the new house--unable to find time to buy a toy for Maria.

    • A-283.64: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 March 5. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.03.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. They have found a carpet for the room described in last letter -- but obliged to him for looking -- add 200 more bushels of buckwheat to quantity already procured -- can be carried to Va. in bulk, saving expense of bags or barrels -- Capt. Ellwood will do this, using his hogsheads. Autograph letter signed, docketed. Writings, XXXI, 18. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • A-750.15: Letter, Paul Zantzinger to George Augustine Washington, 1790 March 9. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.03.09,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Bearer, Martin Ehler, brings six mares -- two are those he mentioned before -- 4 are those that are described on enclosed list [no list enclosed here] -- one will match black mare purchased earlier. Autograph letter signed, docketed in a later hand, "Zantzinger horse-dealer to Geo. A. Washington", incomplete watermark.

    • A-283.64: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 March 10. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.03.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Received invoice of 200 bushels of buckwheat sent to Mt. Vernon -- omitted answering query on potatoes -- send them by next vessel -- President wants only 100 more bushels of buckwheat instead of 200 because of high price -- carry by bulk to lessen the freight. Autograph letter signed, docketed.

    • A-750.16: Letter, Paul Zantzinger to George Augustine Washington, 1790 March 14. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.03.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Lancaster. Martin Ehler had to turn back with the mares from Zantzinger -- couldn't cross Susquehanna River -- this adds to expenses he was to be allowed -- hired a helper, George Leonhart, to take the horses down -- gives details of the agreement with Ehler -- sent invoice to George Washington in New York. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by Lear (?), watermark.

    • A-301.59: Letter, George Augustine Washington to Paul Zantzinger, 1790 March 20. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.03.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Received letters from Zantzinger through Ehler and Leonhart, and the mares came -- they are fatigued but in good shape -- pleased with them -- can't determine the expenses of men's return journey, so asks that Zantzinger pay them return expenses and send invoice to President -- gave them no money. Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

    • A-283.62: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 March 21. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.03.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Wrote letter to Mr. Moyston inquiring about a cook who lived with him -- no answer -- sent thru post office -- sends Biddle a copy to hand Mr. Moyston. Autograph letter signed, docketed by Lear, incomplete watermark.

    • A-680.32: Betty Carter Bassett to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1790 March 30. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.03.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Sends the letter by her husband [John Bassett, Fanny's brother] -- he has been an invalid for a week -- envies her her fine son [G. Fayette Washington] -- mentions Mr. Bassett's death. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by Fanny B. W-n, watermark. Date on original catalog card appears as [1790] March 30. The writer was daughter of Wm. Burnett Brown of Elsing-Green.

    • RM-1182: Letter, Dr. James Craik to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1790 April 2. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.04.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Says Maria likely has the measles. Describes symptoms and treatment. Docketed to Mrs. Washington, Mount Vernon.

    • RM-530; MS-4525: Agreement, William Simpson with George Augustine Washington, 1790 April 5. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.04.05,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. Simpson leases Washington's "... fishing landing called Simpsons during the Herring season [for] twelve pounds specie ... also six thousand herrings." Simpson also agrees to "... not permit a horse Waggon Cart or any other Carriage to come within his plantation for the removal of the fish ..." Document signed, [in pencil "William Simpson"].

    • RM-629; MS-4553: Letter, Eleanor Stuart to Tobias Lear, 1790 April 18. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.04.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Abingdon. His approaching marriage--her unhappiness--had hoped to see her children this summer--her concern over Nelly--fears she will be spoiled by too much attention--"her Dear Grandmama is too much pleased with the attentions paid to Nelly to judge of their impropriety. Autograph letter signed, docketed by Lear "April 12th 1790." Name on original manuscript appears as "Eleanor Stuart."

    • RM-530; MS-4526; MS-4527: Articles of agreement, George Augustine Washington with James Taylor, 1790 April 21. box: 17, Text folder: 1790.04.21,
      Scope and Contents

      By this contract, Taylor agrees to act as overseer on Washington's farm in Fairfax County. Taylor is to oversee the slaves' labor; make and repair plows and fences; construct buildings as needed, "see to the stock of every kind." Taylor will "... provide in due season meal for the Negroes and see it regularly distributed--That he will be very careful of the Negroes--" Taylor receives 18 lbs. and food and shelter for he and family. Copy of agreement also included, MS-4527

  • Manuscripts Box 18, May 1790 - August 1790. box: 18, Text
    • 2018-SC-015: Letter, Alexander White to unknown recipient, 1790 May 13. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.05.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. Representative of Virginia's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, Alexander White writes to "Dear Madam" that the President has been sick and confined to bed the past few days. He adds, "I shall not trouble you with laws of a Political Nature only observe that our Proceeding are so dilatory that I fear spending the greatest part of the summer in this Place."

    • A-301.64: Letter, Gabriel Peterson Van Horne to Robert Lewis, 1790 May 13. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.05.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Baltimore. Directed by Hon. Capt. Furneval, this letter asks Lewis' interceding in behalf of "our Old Friend" to gain an appointment as Postmaster in Baltimore. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by Lewis (?) watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "G. P. van Horne."

    • A-283.72: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 June 3. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.06.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. initial S. 1 page. New York. "The President will thank you to put into the hand of Mr. Wm. Hunter Junr. of Alexa. thirty five Guineas, for him to deliver to Mr. John Campbell of Bladensbg. ... in payment for a Horse sent by Mr. Campbell to the President." Autograph letter initial signed, laminated, docketed. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. L." Writings, XXX, 342-343. Mr. Hunter was on his way back to Alexa. from N.Y., and stopping in Phila.

    • RM-922; MS-5458: Broadside, Congressional Act for compensation to Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, 1790-06-04. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.06.04,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document, signed by Thomas Jefferson, 1 page. Second session of Congress, "An Act for finally adjusting and satisfying the Claims of Frederick William De Steuben." Gives Von Steuben compensation for his services in the war. Approved June 4, 1790.

    • W-1310/B.5: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1790 June 11. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.06.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Greenwood. Mr. C[raufurd] cannot set off by the 20th--"you may thank me for having brought you to Alexa. I think Bushfield and its environs were never intended for the Sphere you (and your charming Washington) were made to move in"--an admirer of hers [Ann's], a Dr. Clark--when she goes to Rippon Lodge, present her love to Papa and Manna and family--little [Sall] has been very sick with worms--plumbs and figgs which Daniel brought. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed by "Daniel," watermark. Name on original manuscript apperas as "S. Craufurd."

    • A-283.73: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 June 20. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.06.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. Received president's account -- questions item dealing with "Express" to N.Y. for Dr. Jones -- paid express sent by Col. Cummings to Philadelphia -- have Mr. Hare send best porter to Mt. Vernon in preparation for President's visit -- Mrs. Washington wants blue and white cups and saucers to match china at Mt. Vernon -- thanks for congratulations on his (Lear's) marriage. Autograph letters signed, docketed by Lear, incomplete watermark.

    • A-283.74: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 July 11. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.07.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. Received letters enclosing accounts of George Washington's for coach hire and for porter sent to Mt. Vernon by Mr. Hare -- give prices of silver plated "waiters" (serving trays) in Philadelphia -- some have japanned bottoms and a silver plated rim of open work round them -- have any vessels from India brought fine muslins cheap? Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by (Lear?), incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • A-301.67: Letter, Robert Lewis to Betty Washington Lewis, 1790 July 11. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.07.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. New York. Received her letter by Mr. Garnett and one from brother George--her indisposition--hopes to be in Va. within a month--Congress hopes to be able to adjourn by then--G.W. very well, as is Mrs. W.--hopes locket she requested has reached her. Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermark. Date on original catalog card appears as [c.1790] July 11.

    • A-283.80: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 July 18. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.07.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. Keep silver waiter (serving tray) until called for -- they can be made more cheaply in N.Y. -- order Mrs. Washington 2 dozen tea cups and saucers and some slop bowls to match in blue and white china -- send them to Mt. Vernon -- send her some patterns of plain India Jaquinett muslin from which to choose -- will forward a draft next week. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by Lear, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear." Writings, XXXI, 70. One major variation in number of cups and saucers to buy.

    • H-1139: Receipt, William Osborne to Tobias Lear, 1790 July 20. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.07.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. Receipt for one quarter's wages ending June 30, £14.0.0. Autograph document signed, small slip, docketed, Receipt No. 24, charred by fire. Name on original manuscript appears as "W. Osborne."

    • A-283.81: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 July 22. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.07.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. Encloses draft for £200 on Bank of North America to go to President's account. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by Lear(?).

    • A-283.82: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 July 25. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.07.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Send 3 dozen tea cups and saucers and 2 dozen coffee cups and saucers and bowls -- if cannot get blue and white, then get the enamel mentioned in Biddle's letter -- Mrs. Washington sends muslin patterns -- send prices on any like them -- send price of white lead ground in oil and also painters oil fit for immediate use -- will be sent to Mt. Vernon from Philadelphia or New York, whichever is cheaper. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by [Lear]. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • A-283.83: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 July 29. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.07.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. Received 2 pieces of muslin -- Mrs. Washington has kept one and the other is returned. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed, (written on reverse of a cover directed to the President of the United States of America), broken black seal, incomplete watermark.

    • A-283.84: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 August 1. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.08.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. initial S. 1 page. New York. Clarifies order of 3 dozen china cups and saucers for Mrs. Washington. Autograph letter initial signed, draft, fragment, docketed by Lear. Name on original manuscript appears as "T.L."

    • A-283.85: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 August 8. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.08.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. Received letter enclosing bill for china sent to Mt. Vernon -- President sets out for Mt. Vernon probably in 8 or 10 days after Congress adjourns -- he would not like any more parade than is necessary to gratify the people, any more is most fatiguing to him -- are any ships bound for London from Philadelphia and what accommodations are available? Autograph letter signed, draft, torn, docketed by Lear, incomplete watermark.

    • A-283.86: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 August 17. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.08.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. Send by Mr. Robert Lewis, the bearer, an English-German dictionary for George Washington's German gardener -- George Washington in Rhode Island -- will leave New York for Virginia about first of September. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by Lear, laminated, incomplete watermark.Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • W-1310/A.55: Bill, Charles Cist to Clement Biddle, 1790 August 19. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.08.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Bill for Bailey's English and German Dictionary at £2.5.0. Autograph document signed, fragment, laminated, docketed twice, "No. 256 Receipt Charles Cist £2.5 19th Augt. 1790" and "Acct. for a Dictionary Augt. 19. 1790."

    • RM-530; MS-4528/D: Articles of agreement, George Augustine Washington and Peter Cockrell, 1790 August 21. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.08.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 2 pages, docketed. Agreement for Peter Cockrell to work for George A. Washington for one year. Signed by Peter Cockrell and J. Packett.

    • A-283.77: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 August 26. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.08.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. New York. Received bill and receipt for German-English dictionary -- please keep [silver?] waiter (serving tray) there until remove to Philadelphia -- President reaches Philadelphia about September 3 -- engage lodgings at Mrs. Mary House's [at 5th and Market St.] in Philadelphia for George Washington and family and stables for horses at Jacob Hiltzhimers -- if lodging not available there, then at city tavern -- gives proposed itinerary of President's trip to Philadelphia -- plea for no more parade and ceremony than necessary -- he (Lear) will remain in New York a few more days -- gives number of rooms needed for those in President's party, and delineates who is in the group (including 2 maids, 4 white servants and 4 black servants). Autograph letter signed, draft, laminated, docketed by Lear(?), watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • A-283.87: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 August 30. box: 18, Text folder: 1790.08.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Draft. New York. President left this morning and will be in Philadelphia on Thursday -- he has sent Mrs. Washington's trunk and an extra harness by stage to Philadelphia in Biddle's care to be sent to Alexandria by water -- Harness wrapped in rough cloth for protection -- he will pay expenses in New York -- direct any letter to him for they will come free during President's absence. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by Lear(?). Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear." Writings XXXI, 109 fn. Postscript added to this draft copy.

  • Manuscripts Box 19, September 1790 - March 1791. box: 19, Text
    • 2019-SC-018-002: Letter, Timothy Pickering to Oliver Phelps, 1790 September 4. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.09.04,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter, signed "Timothy Pickering" to Oliver Phelps. Pickering, appointed by President Washington as commissioner to the Iroquois, is writing to merchant and land speculator Oliver Phelps in response to the Pine Creek killings, in which two Seneca Indians were murdered in a dispute with the sons of John Walker, a man whom the Seneca claimed to have scalped and murdered several years prior. Pickering writes of Washington's "utter abhorrence" of the killings. He has sent Pickering to meet with the relations of the murdered Seneca men.

    • A-283.75: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 September 9. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.09.09,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. New York. Tenders his thanks for their offer of services, but he and Mrs. Lear will reside with President -- expects to leave New York by October 1 -- will engage 2 packets to carry freight to Philadelphia -- asks Biddle to inquire for him -- many overcharge the President -- papers may be forwarded to Mt. Vernon -- received letter from President on particulars of alterations in home -- thinks Mr. Robt. Morris will be moved by 25th Sept., and President's furniture can be moved in then -- Biddle's drafts will be honored. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by Lear(?).

    • RM-1038; MS-5676: Letter, Henry Knox to unknown recipient, 1790 September 9. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.09.09,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. War department. Concerns allowance to invalids.

    • A-625.6: Letter, Fanny Bassett Washington to Burwell Bassett, 1790 September 21. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.09.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Sends letter by Dr. Stuart who is on way to Williamsburg -- President and Mrs. Washington have been home 10 days -- George Washington "looks better than I expected to see him, but still there are traces in his countinance of His two last severe illnesses, which I fear will never wear off." -- they stay until middle of November -- little son has been ill. Date on letter appears to be 1791, but internal and external evidence confirm 1790 as date of composition. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, mistakenly dated in heading 1791, watermarks. Name on original manuscript appears as "Frances Washington." Date on original catalog card appears [1790] Sept. 21.

    • RM-173; MS-2528: Letter, Martha Custis to Mr. Snow, 1790 September . box: 19, Text folder: 1790.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Martha Custis [Martha Washington's niece] writes out a song for Mr. Snow. A notation in another hand, "Received inclosed from Mrs. Stuart in Sept. 1790." Date on original catalog card appears c. 1790 [September].

    • A-283.78: Letter, Tobias Lear to Clement Biddle, 1790 October 3. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.10.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. New York. Capt. Alberson brought his (Biddle's) letter -- discusses expensive price wanted by Alberson for hire of his vessel, and whether arrangements with him included cabin passage -- will start loading Tuesday and sail by end of week -- please engage lodgings for Mrs. Lear and himself at Mrs. House's or elsewhere near the President in Philadelphia until furniture arrives. Autograph letter signed, draft, laminated, docketed by Lear, watermark incomplete (crown).

    • W-1310/A.56: Bill, Andrew Aitken to William Kinnard, 1790 October 6. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.10.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Print document with notations. Baltimore. Bill for 1 oz. Nutmegs at 6 shillings from Andrew Aitken, apothecary and druggist. Autograph document signed, partly printed bill, laminated, docketed "H. Washington 6/." Receipted by Andr. Aitken.

    • W-1310/B.6: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1790 October 20. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.10.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Please send the "little Matter between us" for Nells [ ] and the muslin--in very great need of it--also send sugar, none at all in this part of the Country. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed (not decipherable), laminated, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-821/D: Receipt, John Aston to Charles Carter, 1790 October 25. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.10.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Receipt for 115 barrels of corn "bot of Mr. Chas. Carter from Mrs. Washingtons Estate." Autograph document signed, fragment, laminated, signed by John Aston for Thos Gamill, re Mary Washington's estate.

    • W-1310/B.7: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1790 October 25. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.10.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Greenwood. Received money, muslin adn sugar by Peter--returns muslin--apologizes for asking her for the money, but she owed it and was being pestered for it--she owes Mr. [Bushrod] W[ashington] and "yourself" for spice mortar and "skeleton--outside and curtain of a bonnett"--hears from Mama [Christian Blackburn] that Polly [Blackburn] has several dance partners--she will be unable to come to [Alexandria] this winter but hopes to see [Ann] and Mr. Wn here shortly--sends some Spanish potatoes and apples--has Judith [Blackburn] increased her family?--send a bushel of cranberries--[Betty ?] Grayson not at home according to custom with the Miss Warings. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, directed "by Peter," laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-1310/A.57: Letter, Nathaniel Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1790 October 25. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.10.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Greenwood. Her Mamma and Sister [Christian Blackburn and Polly Blackburn] pleased at their receiption at Mr. Campbell's, and also at plays--to have tea at Mr. Caton's where Polly will probably perform on harpsichord--write about her Fredericksburg excursion--. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed "By Peter", watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Nath. Craufurd." Date on original catalog card appears [17]90 Oct. 25.

    • A-680.33: Lottery tickets, 1790 October. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.10.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Lottery tickets. 4 printed tickets to an Alexandria Street Lottery, signed by J. Swift, each ticket having on the back the name of one of John Basset's children, A[nna] M[aria], John, Virginia, and William; Wm. was born Oct. 10, 1790, and a lottery for paving streets of Alex. was authorized in Oct. 1790, with J. Swift as one of those appointed to conduct it. A scrap of paper with the name "Mr. Bassett" serves as a cover. Date on original catalog card appears [1790 ?][Oct.]

    • A-301.67: Letter, Robert Lewis to John Bassett, 1790 November 14. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.11.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Mount Vernon. Encloses a letter -- wrote letters to him and friend from Fredericksburg, to go by a county representative to the assembly -- best way to send letters to him is by post or a friend -- postmasters are more particular in sending letters addressed to our family than they are of others -- sick family at Mt. Vernon -- Bassett's sister and brother had visited and brought influenza -- Lewis and others leave Mt. Vernon on 22nd for Philadelphia. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed in pencil by (?), watermarks. Name on original manuscript appears as "Rob. Lewis."

    • W-1310/A.58: Bill, John Barnes to Tobias Lear, 1790 November 22. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.11.22,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill. A.D.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Bill for 1 box superior Hyson tea amounting to £20.18.9. Autograph document signed, fragment laminated, docketed twice, once by Lear, "No. 257 Receipt Jno. Barnes £20.18.9 22nd Novr. 1790," and Rect. Jno. Barnes Novr. 22. [1]790 £20.18.9", incomplete watermark. Receipted at same time by John Barnes.

    • RM-683; MS-4638: Letter, Robert Lewis to William Holmes, 1790 November 23. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.11.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Bladensburg. Retained copy to Holmes regarding a lease of Holmes' land (location not specified) to Mrs. Betty Washington Lewis. Robert Lewis encloses several letters referring to this transaction. Mrs. Lewis has paid the first year's rent.

    • W-1310/B.8: Letter, Richard Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1790 December 6. box: 19, Text folder: 1790.12.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Rippon Lodge. Hasn't written her because he hasn't been successful in complying with her requests regarding chesnuts and sale of her colt--will try to sell colt at sale in a few days--intends being at Bushfield soon to attend Mr. Washington's sale--Judy sends love. Autograph letter signed, fragment of a separate cover, laminated, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "R. S. Blackburn." Date on original catalog card appears 179[0] Dec. 6.

    • M-1108: Invitation, Lucy Flucker Knox to Robert Lewis, 1791 January 25. box: 19, Text folder: 1791.01.25,
      Scope and Contents

      One card. Engraved card of invitation from General Knox's wife with decorative border: "Mrs. Knox presents Compts. to Mr. Lewis and requests the Honor of his Company on Wednesday Evening the '2nd of Febry', Janry 25th 91. The favor of an Answer is desired. Sold by Burton No. 14 Capel Street. Date on original catalog card appears 17[91] Jan. 25. Partly printed with blanks filled in by hand, card size.

    • A-750.17: Letter, Hannah Fairfax Washington to Battaile Muse, 1791 January 30. box: 19, Text folder: 1791.01.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Regarding legacy left her [probably by her brother Geo. Wm. Fairfax, who died in 1787 in England] -- a bond given -- doesn't desire more land in Culpeper, Virginia -- has some which she has been unable to sell -- smallpox breaking out here -- "Bob shou'd be careful of his cloaths." Autograph letter signed, docketed "Letter Mrs. H. Washington about her husbands Bond"," incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Han. Washington." Date on original catalog card appears [17]91 Jan. 30.

    • A-238.10: Receipt, Anthony Whitting to George Augustine Washington, 1791 March 7. box: 19, Text folder: 1791.03.07,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. For £2.0.0, an account of wages due from the President -- receipt in hand of George Augustine Washington. Document, small charred fragment, laminated, docketed by G.A.W., Receipt No. 299.

    • W-1310/A.61: Bill, Buchan Patton and Co. to George Augustine Washington, 1791 March 8. box: 19, Text folder: 1791.03.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Bill for £4.4. for [Seine ?] twine. Autograph document signed, fragment, laminated, docketed twice, "Recpt. No. 266, incomplete watermark. Receipted by Buchan Patton and Co.

    • W-1310/A.62: Account, Haner Washington with Jonathan B. Steel, 1791 March 12-28. box: 19, Text folder: 1791.03.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Account for £0.5.3 for mending a plow, mending strap of a swingel tree, making plow bridel bits, etc. Autograph document signed, fragment, laminated, docketed "J.B. Steels Bills for 1791."

    • W-817/A: Bill, Buchan Patton and Co. to George Augustine Washington, 1791 March 19. box: 19, Text folder: 1791.03.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. For 3 lbs. seine twine for 0.7.0. Autograph document signed, in hand of P. Prather, fragment, docketed "No. 267," etc., laminated. Receipted by P. Prather for B. Patton and Co.

    • W-817/D: Receipt, Edmund Barrington to Tobias Lear, 1791 March 23. box: 19, Text folder: 1791.03.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Receipt for £2.12.6 for 21 bushels of oats sold to Tobias Lear. Autograph document signed, fragment, in hand of Edmund Penin[gton] and signed by him, mutilated, laminated, docketed "Edwd. Barr[in]g[ton] 23d March 91 2.12.6," and Receipt No. 269 Edwd. Barrington £2.12.6 23d March 1791."

    • W-1095/D: Order to pay, James Bloxham to George Augustine Washington, 1791 March 26. box: 19, Text folder: 1791.03.26,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Order to pay Alexander Smith £80. Witnessed by Wm. Wilson. Receipted by Alexander Smith April 8, 1791. Docketed same date. Document, silked, fragment, docketed, receipt 270.

  • Manuscripts Box 20, April 1791 - December 1791. box: 20, Text
    • W-1310/B.9: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1791 April 25. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.04.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Requests [Ann] to get some white ribbon for her at Perrin's store-will pay him herself--they expect [Ann and Bushrod Washington] for dinner on Tuesday. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed by Will, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn." Date on original catalog card appears [17]91 April 25.

    • W-1310/A.64: Bill, C. Chal to unknown recipient, 1791 May 28. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.05.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. Bill for making some ruffles, ruffled caps, etc.[?]. Autograph document, signed by "femme le Chal", fragment, laminated, docketed twice "No. 274 Receipt Mr. Chal £1.16.0, 10th June 1791" and "Rect. Mr. Chal 1.16.0 June 10th 1791."

    • W-1310/A.65: Receipt, College of Philadelphia to Tobias Lear, 1791 July 1. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.07.01,
      Scope and Contents

      For tuition of Geo. [Washington Parke] Custis of £1.7.6. Partly printed document filled in by James Clement and signed by him, docketed twice "Rect. for Master Custis July 1 1791, 1.7.[6,]" and "No. 275 Receipt James Clement £1.7.6, 1 July 1791."

    • A-625.7: Letter, George Augustine Washington to Burwell Bassett, Jr., 1791 July 4. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.07.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Unable to write because of extreme illness -- very weak -- he and Fanny and children go to Berkeley -- they will remain for a while, but business will bring him back soon -- has account from Mr. Wilson -- had boots made for Burgess and will send them by his father when he comes. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, postmarked "Alex July 4", watermark.

    • RM-589; MS-4474: Letter, Tobias Lear to John Clay, 1791 July 19. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.07.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 1 page. Receipt for making a door "for the ice house of the President." This was for the Robert Morris house in Philadelphia and it is noted that Mr. Morris declined paying it.

    • A-238.12: Receipt, William Wilson and Co. to George Augustine Washington, 1791 August 5. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.08.05,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Alexandria. For £22.10.6, to be applied in discharge of the President's and his taxes. Document, charred fragment, laminated, docketed "Lodged in their Hands to be applied to the settlement of County [ ] parish Levies."

    • A-750.18: Letter, Hannah Fairfax Washington to Bataille Muse, 1791 August 20. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.08.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Fairfield. Deals primarily with settlement of account and Bond -- Mr. Washington is from home and is his father's other executor -- account against Mrs. Bushrod and herself in regard to furniture -- legacies left by her brother [George Wm. Fairfax] -- obliged for news of her sister Fairfax [Sally Cary Fairfax]. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed. Name on original manuscript appears as "H. Washington."

    • RM-530; MS-4529: Agreement, George Augustine Washington and Edward Tiffin, 1791 September 15. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.09.15,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 2 pages. Washington relinquishes a former contract in which Tiffin leased Washington's land for 30 lbs. per year. Tiffin agrees to "... surrender possession [of the tract]--to give up all claim to the wheat now growing on the plantation and to put in all the ground now in Buck wheat and some small spots adjoining in potatoes and Hemp with Rye ..." Memorandum of an agreement. Signed by Peter Cockrell, for George Augustine Washington.

    • RM-530; MS-4530: Articles of agreement, George Augustine Washington and Peter Cockrell, 1791 September 15. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.09.15,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 3 pages. Agreement for Washington to pay Cockrell one-seventh of the crop yield for acting as overseer "on his plantation in Berk[e]ley County which will be formed of that which he now occupies and that which Doct. Tiffin resides ..." Cockrell to care for Negroes, stock, and tools on plantation. Witnessed by Samuel Washington.

    • W-1310/B.13: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1791 September 20. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.09.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Sends letter and garlick by Gen. Roberdeau--leaves cherries and gooseberries for her--they have taken passage to Barbados--go to Mr. Craufurd's [at Greenwood Md.] to stay until sailing time--Polly's [Blackburn] cough worse--glad [Ann] likes new house--Polly asks for great coat to be sent. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed (Honord by General Robertdeau," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn." Date on original catalog card appears [1792] Sept.[20?].

    • W-1310/A.66: Account, Mrs. Haner Washington to John B. Steel, 1791 September-October. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.09.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Account for £1.10.6 for smith work, including making "3 keys for The Staples and ox yoks," making knives, putting huks on a locket, putting heels to 2 colters, etc. Autograph document signed, fragment, laminated, docketed "[ ]mber 9," badly charred by fire.

    • RM-961; MS-5519: Letter, David Humphreys to Tobias Lear, 1791 October 16. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.10.16,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 6 pages. Lisbon. Humphreys was a Revolutionary War hero from Conn. and writer of the "Hartford Wit." He writes to G. Washington's secretary, T. Lear, of his life in Portugal. Sends messages to G. Washington and members of his family. Autograph letter, signed "D. Humphreys." Docketed by Lear on the blank final page--"From Col. Dav. Humphreys."

    • RM-873; MS-5337: Receipt, Moody Clay to Tobias Lear, 1791 November 19. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.11.19,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Clay receives payment for piling 14 cords of wood. Witnessed by H. West. Probably for President Washington's household. Document signed, docketed.

    • RM-530; MS-4531: Agreement, Henry Budd and George Augustine Washington, 1791 December 8. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.12.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Budd agrees to rent from Washington "the House he now occupies-- my property in Alexandria" for forty shillings/month. Agreement in force from October 1, 1791, to April 1, 1792.

    • RM-873; MS-5339: Account, Samuel Fraunces with Robert Coe, 1791 December 13. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.12.13,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. "For President's use," Coe has supplied various brushes to George Washington's steward, Sam Fraunces. Document signed, docketed, burned. Name on original manuscript appears as "Samuel Francis."

    • A-745: List of inns, ferriages, and tolls, 1791. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      List. 2 pages. Rates quality of houses, miles traveled, and ferriage charges. In unknown hand, docketed, "Believed to be in Genl. Washington's handwriting;" laminated. This was perhaps done at the time of George Washington's visit to Charleston in 1791.

    • RM-458; MS-3560: Account book, Robert Lewis, 1791-1798. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript account book of Robert Lewis, rental agent for the President of the United States, 1791-1798.

    • W-776: Farm account book, Anthony Whitting, 1791-1792. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 25 pages. Corn account, 1791 for Muddy Hole and the other plantations--corn ground and oats to be planted in 1792, no. of acres per plantation--account of cattle sold, oxen sold, 1791, 1792--seed sown in 1792 in timothy and clover--account of farm and harvesting activities (sides of leather) Oct. 1791--account of seeds and grain in greenhouse loft, Nov. 1791--gardener's account, pork, beef, midlings, quart of rum--amounts of clover and timothy seed needed, bushels per plantation--amount on hand, 1792--mill farm no. of feet of planks, 1791, lbs. of beef mutton, bacon and rum--Nov. 22, 1791, finished the mill--account of hogs, 1791--potato account, 1791--turnips account--4 1/2 doz. candles made--tools delivered--Aug. 1792 del. one barrel of herrings, lbs. of mutton Thos. Green, Gray, monies received--monies expended since the absence of Major Washington, Dec. 15--several pp. of accts. of white workers about Mt. V.: Thomas Mahoney, (house carpenter and joiner), Thomas Green (carpenter), Joseph Davenport (called miller), William Garner, Daniel the Dutchman, tools for Hiland Crow, Boyd for making shoes. All these are dated 1791. Autograph document, silked, entitled "Muddy Hole Plantation", not bound, but with bound vols., watermark.

    • RM-982; MS-5598: Stationary fragment with George Washington watermark, 1791-1793. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Single blank sheet with GW watermark and note regarding the watermark.

    • RM-980; MS-5595: Receipts for hay, 1791-1792. box: 20, Text folder: 1791.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipts for hay for the President. 7 partly printed documents, various sizes on verso. The central document is an agreement/receipt between Tobias Lear and William Crouch, the hay dealer. Document is in the hand of Bartholomew Dandridge, signed by Lear and witnessed by Dandridge. 4 papers are weight slips for a load of hay naming the buyer as "Mr. President" or "Mr. Washington." 2 slips are receipted invoices signed by William Crouch to Lear for 100 bales of rye straw.

  • Manuscripts Box 21, January 1792 - December 1792. box: 21, Text
    • A-607: Ticket to Birth Night Ball, Gideon Snow, 1792 February 3. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.02.03,
      Scope and Contents

      Ticket to Ball to be held [in Alexandria] on Feb. 13 to celebrate Birth Night of President. Names of managers printed at bottom. Small piece of stiff paper, printed, name filled in by hand, laminated.

    • RM-894; MS-5392: Letter, Richard Cuyler to John Cuyler, 1792 February 22. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.02.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Cuyler writes from New York describing celebration of George Washington's birthday. "... this day is the Anniversary of the hero of America, ships are decorated, guns fired, and publick buildings illuminated ..." Mentions seeing [Samuel?] Shaw and that Shaw "has dined with the President and Jefferson ..."

    • RM-873; MS-5338: Receipt, Isaac Catts, 1792 March 6. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.03.06,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Philadelphia. For coopers work on tubs. Possibly for President Washington's household. Document, fragment.

    • RM-589; MS-4473: Receipt, Tobias Lear to David and Francis Clark, 1792 March 10. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.03.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. Receipt for payment of "forty dollars on acct. of the President of the United States."

    • RM-530; MS-4532: Agreement, Francis Peyton and George Augustine Washington, 1792 March 23. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.03.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 2 pages. Peyton agrees to pay Washington "four shillings/thousand Virginia currency, for two hundred thousand Herrings, to be caught at his Landing (commonly call'd Simpsons)..." Washington is not to furnish a House for curing the fish.

    • A-750.19: Letter, George Augustine Washington to Robert Lewis, 1792 March 25. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.03.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Returned in December from "a winter campaign" -- asks pardon for not sending down the Phaeton Box and apron sooner -- wish him success in his business for the President -- Mr. Muse would not apply for money not due him, so President says give him money on proper explanation -- perhaps he hadn't finished last year's collection -- greetings from Fanny extended. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed by R. Lewis, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "G. A. Washington."

    • RM-873; MS-5335: Receipt, William Carhart to Tobias Lear, 1792 March 29. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.03.29,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Captain Carhart's charges for freight "of Sundrys to Alexandria". Various boxes, tubs, and bundles listed and "2 plowshears." Possibly for President Washington.

    • W-1310/B.10: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1792 May 25. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.05.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Greenwood. Chides her for not writing--let her know whether she received smelling bottle--"your nephew" can walk, talk, and has cut teeth--she expects another child--tell Mamma [Christian Blackburn] the news. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, part of a watermark, directed "Favor Mr. [Tracey ?"]. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd." Date on original catalog card appears [17]92 May 25.

    • W-1310/B.11: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1792 June 23. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.06.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Scolds her for not writing--glad to hear Polly [Blackburn] is better--she has been sick herself and is afraid she will have to wean her "sweet boy"--plan to come see her soon--send one of her people over with a pot and ingredients for yellow pickles and she will send back some young geese. Autograph letter signed, fragment, integral cover, laminated.Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • RM-589; MS-4472: Receipt, Thomas Newton to George Augustine Washington, 1792 June 28. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.06.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Thomas Newton for Cowper and Sexton to George Augustine Washington. Receipt for 10,000 3 foot shingles for Mount Vernon.

    • A-238: Account, James Gallagher to Samuel Fraunces, July-October 1792. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.07.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. For the President of the United States. Bill for glass jar, stone jar, china plates, blue edge salad dishes, black tea pots, chambers, basins, and tumblers. Total due 13.0.0. Receipted by Ann Gallagher. Docketed "for glass and china" November 10, 1792. Autograph document, laminated, faded and charred by fire, incomplete watermark. Receipted by Ann Gallagher.

    • A-301.183: Letter, Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr. to Robert Lewis, 1792 August 8. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.08.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Mr. P. Lyons Jr. in Richmond, who does business for John Hopkins, gave for the President some public papers "which had been funded by you" -- requests the receipt which was given at the time for the certificates -- please forward it since you must have it. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by Dandridge, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Dandridge." Not in Writings.

    • W-1310/B.12: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1792 August 26. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.08.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Greenwood. Has a violent fever--Nell has finished the shift body--send word as to what to have her do now. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, marked "Honord by N. Craufurd Esqr.," laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-583: Letter, George Augustine Washington to William Lyles, 1792 October 1. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.10.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Autograph letter signed, laminated, docketed "Receipt for Genl. Washington £105.0.0 Va Currency 1 Oct. 1792," laminated, incomplete watermark. Bearer is Mr. [Anthony] Whitting, the President's manager, who is to receive the money due from Lyles's bond to President. See under same date, receipt by A. Whitting for $350.

    • A-238: Receipt, Jacob Cox to Samuel Fraunces, 1792 October 16. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.10.16,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Fraunces, steward of George Washington's household, bought 10 pair of hose for £2.5.0 from Jacob Cox. Receipted by Isaac Streaper for Jacob Cox. Small fragment of paper, laminated, docketed, receipt No. 337. Receipted by Isaac Streaper for Jacob Cox.

    • A-238: Bill, Robert Coe to Samuel Fraunces, 1792 October 19. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.10.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. For President Washington. £4.9.10 1/2 for household items, including whisk broom, vineer'd cloathes brush, white wash brush, dusters, dairy brushes, hearth brushes, and paint brushes. Autograph document, charred, laminated, docketed, receipt No. 339. Receipted by Richard Coe.

    • RM-493; MS-4073: Letter, Archibald Robertson to the Earl of Buchan, 1792 October 20. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.10.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. New York. Incloses letter from President - [Washington's] gracious reception of Buchan's present of the Wallace Box - his kind reception of Robertson himself-President sat for him-his success in this country-sends [miniature] of GW by first opportunity. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed. Name on original manuscript appears as "Arch. Robertson."

    • W-1310/B.14: Julia Ann Blackburn Washington to Polly Blackburn, 1792 October 20. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.10.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Rippon Lodge. Her reluctance at parting from her--Tayloe is married. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark (S. Lay). Name on original manuscript appears as "Ann Washington."

    • A-238: Bill, James B. Cooper to Samuel Fraunces, 1792 October 23. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.10.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. For £8.10.6 for barrels of sweet potatoes. Made out to Samuel "Francis," the steward of George Washington's house in New York City. Autograph document, laminated, faded and torn.

    • A-238: Bill, John Cnoff to Samuel Fraunces, 1792 October 23. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.10.23,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Philadelphia. £2.14.0 for 54 w of venison. Torn and charred by fire, laminated, docketed Receipt No. 340, watermark . Receipted by John Cnoff.

    • W-1006: French currency, dix livres, 1792 October 24. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.10.24,
      Scope and Contents

      One piece. Small printed note, watermark (RP, and FR).By law of this date currency was issued based on the land seized by the Republic. This note reads "Domaines nationaux. Assignat de dix livres, payable au porteur ..."

    • RM-74; MS-2196: Letter, Andrew Smith to Mr. and Mrs. Beall and Sally Threlkeld, 1792 November 7. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.11.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 5 pages. Boston. Informal ltr. about his activities since leaving his hosts in Georgetown ... Smith is a Scottish merchant soon to sail for London, India, and China and return to America hoping then to find business prosperous enough to settle here ...Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

    • A-366.49: Letter, Corbin Washington to Hannah Washington, 1792 November 25. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.11.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Concerned that her breast is worse -- maybe caused by bad weather -- is sending Burgundy pitch by Jerry and can get flies and blister plaster for her if Burgundy pitch doesn't work -- calomel will help Levina -- eruption on his children cured by calomel -- go to Haywood tomorrow, don't want to take carriage horse and servants -- sends shoes to Joe -- others are cut out and making. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Washington."

    • W-784/A; W-784/B: Lottery tickets, Peregrine Fitzhugh's Property and Cash Lottery, 1792. box: 21, Text folder: 1792.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Two tickets. Two lottery tickets for Peregrine Fitzhugh's Property and Cash Lottery. Signed by Peregrine Fitzhugh, tickets Nos. 2959, 2960 (both tickets on same scrap of paper). The text reads "This ticket entitles the bearer to such prize as may be drawn against its number; subject to no deduction."

  • Manuscripts Box 22, January 1793 - April 1793. box: 22, Text
    • 2018-SC-044-001: Letter, Gustavus Scott to unknown recipient, 1793 January 3. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.01.03,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Baltimore. Gustavus Scott writes to an unidentified recipient that a Mr. Chase is interested in purchasing Lots No. 20 and 21 near a parcel of land called Belle Hatch or Lux's Land.

    • RM-115; MS-2304: Letter, Robert Lewis to Rawleigh Colston, 1793 February 4. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.02.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Lewis has no objection to a road through some of GW's land in Jefferson County.

    • W-1310/B.15: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 February 24. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.02.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Barbados. Polly still in poor health--doctor pronounces it Catarrel and gives her bark and steel--they will sail to Charles Town in Carolina and return to Va. from there--Genl. Williams here for health--Judd's twins--staying with Mr. Applewaite and wife, Virginians--place is elegant--has had her hair cut--has a parrot and muslin frock for Kitty Blackburn--intends to bring children all something--Dickey [Richard S. Blackburn] and Sally [Sarah Blackburn Craufurd] haven't written--Major [G. A.] Washington's illness--glad she likes Richmond so well. Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn". Date on original catalog card appears [17]93 Feb. 24.

    • W-1310/A.67: Letter, Thomas Blackburn to Bushrod Washington, 1793 February 26. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.02.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Barbados. Received his and Nancy's [Blackburn Washington's] letters--had dispaired of hearing from friends in Va.--encloses letter to Nancy from her mother [Christian Blackburn]--have taken passage to S. Carolina--expects "our Friend Colo. [Wm.] Washington will take us by the Hand if we get to Charles Town." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark (C. Taylor). Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Blackburn."

    • A-301.13: Letter, Tobias Lear to Albert Gallatin, 1793 March 11. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.03.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Mr. Thomas Bowen requested information through Gallatin on the person who administered on the estate of Mr. George Harrison, formerly of near Alexandria -- President sends following information [evidently inserted in original but missing from this draft]. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by Lear, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • A-301.228: Letter, Tobias Lear to Abraham Hunt, 1793 March 13. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.03.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Philadelphia. Asks Trenton, N.J. merchant Abraham Hunt questions on the President's behalf about colt owned by Mr. Baker -- he seems to suit President's purposes -- head and neck of Mr. Hamilton's horse not well shaped -- Mr. Phillips' horse too expensive. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed, with corrections in G.W.'s hand, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • W-1310/B.16: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Catherine Brown, 1793 March 26. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.03.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Savannah. Just arrived from Barbados--[Polly Blackburn] was better when they left island but cold weather and dampness have made her worse again--they have done all they can for her--remain in Charles Town until May 1. Autograph letter signed, fragment of cover laminated to letter, marked "Favd. by Mr. Thomson," incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn." Date on original catalog card appears [1793] Mar. 26.

    • A-301.224: Letter, Bartholomew Dandridge to Frederick Green, 1793 March 30. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.03.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Baltimore. To Frederick Green, printer, Annapolis. Run enclosed advertisement in the newspaper 'Maryland Gazette' for the President "until the Charges thereof amount to Two Dollars" -- Daniel Grant has the money and will send it as soon as a conveyance is to be had. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by B. Dandridge, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Dandridge."

    • A-301.223: Letter, Bartholomew Dandridge to James Angell, 1793 March 30. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.03.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Baltimore. To James Angell, printer, Baltimore. Encloses advertisement which President "now in this town" wants inserted in the 'Maryland Journal' newspaper for 3 weeks. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by Dandridge, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Dandridge." Date on original catalog card appears [17]93 Mar. 30.

    • R-180; MSS-753: Letter, Tobias Lear to John Joseph DeBarth, 1793 April 1. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.04.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. President left with him DeBarth's bond for 6000 crowns, due today, and gave him power to receive payment ... please answer by messenger ... Autograph letter signed, integral cover, Association has a draft of the same letter.

    • A-301.225: Letter, Tobias Lear to John Joseph DeBarth, 1793 April 1. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.04.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. initial S. 1 page. Philadelphia. President left with him De Barth's bond for 6000 crowns, due today, and gave him power to receive payment -- please answer by the messenger. Autograph letter initial signed, draft, fragment, docketed by Lear. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. L."

    • W-1310/B.17: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 April 3. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.04.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Greenwood. Has been very ill from taking the wrong medicine--"my sweet little cherub" Thomas B. [Craufurd]--tell her little girls she has missed them--send half a yd. of velvet ribbon for Bracelets. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • A-238: Receipt, Robert Benet to Anthony Whitting, 1793 April 25. box: 22, Text folder: 1793.04.25,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Receipt for £15.15.0 for 420 bushels of lime "for the President of the United States." Document signed, fragment, burned by fire, laminated, docketed by Lear(?), Receipt No. 383.

  • Manuscripts Box 23, May 1793 - October 1793. box: 23, Text
    • A-301.269: Letter, Tobias Lear to John Joseph DeBarth, 1793 May 2. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.05.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. initial S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Declaration sent to Europe now out of De Barth's hands, so President sends duplicate, and De Barth must sign it with witnesses -- President does not question his integrity or honor because of his inability to pay the agreed upon money, for he knows unsettled conditions in France -- also De Barth readily canceled contract to buy land when he was unable to keep it. Autograph letter initial S, draft, docketed by Lear, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "T."

    • W-1310/B.19: Letter, Eliza B. Scott to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 June 28. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.06.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rippon Lodge. Mary [Polly Blackburn] is better--Dr. Tracey advises leaving unhealthy climate, and will go to mountains--come to C. Dale instead of R[ippon] Lodge, for "your Mama, my Mama" and [Polly ?] will be there--find a music teacher for Kitty [Catherine Blackburn] in Richmond. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, postmarked "Dumfries, June [ ]." Two postscripts follow, one from M. E. [Polly] B[lackburn] and one from Sarah Scott.

    • W-1310/B.18: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 June 28. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.06.28,
      Scope and Contents

      Greenwood. Wishes to see her uncle Bushrod and Aunt Nancy [Ann]--invites them to come see how much little Tommy [Craufurd] has grown. Name on original manuscript appears as "Craufurd. Date on original catalog card appears [1793] [June 28]. [postscript to letter of same date, Sarah Blackburn Craufurd to Ann Washington].

    • A-301.270: Letter, Tobias Lear to James Keith, 1793 July 14. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.07.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Transmits at President's request papers dealing with Colville estate -- Requests transcripts of some accounts dealing with Colville's estate. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by Lear, incomplete watermark (G.W.'s). Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Lear."

    • W-1310/B.20: Letter, Eliza B. Scott to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 July 18. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.07.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. The horses will await her at Fredericksburg on the 25th--Mary [Polly]much the same--she will try Mrs. Mason's preparation of tar--family well--bring side saddle with her. Autograph letter signed, separate cover laminated to letter, laminated, incomplete watermark.

    • A-301.271: Letter, Tobias Lear to James Keith, 1793 August 6. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.08.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 1 page. Philadelphia.Regarding Thomas Colville's estate -- received copies of accounts -- received enclosed draught on Col. Hooe -- asks Keith to transmit copy of accounts, to know balance due on Colville's estate -- President thinks Commissioners' decision on compensation to him just. Autograph letter signed, draft, initial S, docketed by Dandridge ?, G.W.'s watermark.

    • W-1310/B.21: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 August 18. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.08.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Is on her way from Bath--Polly [Blackburn] is better--left Papa [Th. Blackburn] at Sulpher Springs--Polly wishes to go to Greenwood. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark. Date on original catalog card appears [1793 ?] Aug. 18. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn."

    • W-1310/B.22: Letter, Sarah Offitt Craufurd to Mary Polly Blackburn, 1793 August. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.08.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. To Polly Blackburn in the West Indies. Hopes she is well--likes Richmond--intends to live with Aunt Nancy "till I'm as big as you - and longer, if I can't be married." Autograph letter signed, fragment, integral cover, laminated. Date on original catalog card appears [1793] [c. Aug.].

    • W-1310/B.23: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 September 11. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.09.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Rippon Lodge. Her leaving them has left a void in their lives--[Ann] must come up to District Court with Mr. [Bushrod] W.--exhorts her not to give way to immoderate grief over loss [of sister Polly Blackburn]--her children continue sick--will obtain pattern for [Ann]--Mama [Christian Blackburn] will send down Kitty's spelling book and Jenny B.'s bonnet and great coat--hopes [Ann] will be restored to perfect health--Mother's [Christian Blackburn] spirits are better but fears she'll never really be the same. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, marked to go by Stage, postmarked "Dumfries Sept. 14," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-1310/B.24: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 September 19. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.09.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Cautions her to continue taking her medicine--Natt and Sally Craufurd ill with fever--hear nothing from [Nathaniel] Craufurd--she herself is unwell not in body but in the mind--glad Mr. Blair has taken Kitty [As a pupil] and hopes she will apply herself. Autograph letter signed, laminated. Date on original catalog card appears [17]93 Sept. 19. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn."

    • W-1310/B.25: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 September 26. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.09.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Rippon Lodge. Sally [Craufurd] afflicted still with ague and fever and hysterics--Anny very ill, and Tommy [Blackburn] has ague and fever at Annapolis and Dickey [Richard S. Blackburn] sick at Alexandria--Papa [Thomas Blackburn] will send cows down to her--glad Kitty [Blackburn] is in school--is Jenny in school? Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermarked (S. Lay). Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn."

    • W-1310/B.26: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 September 30. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.09.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. She has been very sick--apologizes for not being able to get the calicoe for her--doesn't know whether she will be able to come down Christmas --leaves Sally with grandmother [Christian Blackburn]--did [Ann] carry music book and did Kitty [Blackburn] carry her brown stuff petticoat?--Mr. [Nath.] Craufurd ill--Sally Forrest lost her child. Autograph letter signed, cover laminated to letter, laminated, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-1310/B.27: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 October 6. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.10.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rippon Lodge. Thanks for caps edging and calicoe--Mamma [Christian Blackburn] ill with ague and fever--they have all been sick--Mr. Craufurd has gone home--he will pay for necklace and locket--cautions her against excess of grief--they are trying without success to get [Ann] a servant. Autograph letter signed, laminated, cover laminated to letter, marked to go by "Stage," postmarked "Dumfries Oct [ ]," incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-1310/B.28: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 October 18. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.10.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rippon Lodge Leaves for home day after tomorrow--leaves Mamma [Christian Blackburn] with health much improved--hopes [Ann's] health and spirits are improved, must submit to their great loss [death of Polly Blackburn]--gossip of family and friends--bundle [Ann] sent hasn't come to hand yet--if she can't come Xmas, will send a packet. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, marked to go by "Stage," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • R-219; MSS-901: Receipt, James Butler to Howell Lewis, 1793 October 29. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.10.29,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. Read of Howell Lewis 18/Shillings on acct of my [missing word] the service of the President U. S. James Butler. Document signed, torn edge, docketed by George Washington.

    • W-1310/B.29: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 October 30. box: 23, Text folder: 1793.10.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Greenwood Park. Has returned [home]--little Nat [Craufurd] still has ague, but is improved--Robert Scott is a fine young man and will be fine acquisition to [Ann's] fireside--admonishes her to raise her spirits. Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Sarah Craufurd."

  • Manuscripts Box 24, November 1793 - June 1794. box: 24, Text
    • W-1310/B.30: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 November 5. box: 24, Text folder: 1793.11.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Papa [Thomas Blackburn] has had attack of St. Antoney's fire in his face but is much better--had letter from [Sarah Craufurd] and her family all sick--hopes Mr. [Bushrod] Washington is over his indisposition. Autograph letter signed, laminated. Date on original catalog card appears [17]93 Nov. 5. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn."

    • W-1310/B.31: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 November 5. box: 24, Text folder: 1793.11.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Greenwood. Letter goes as far as Alex. by Mr. [Nath.] Craufurd who goes to races--Mr. C. will go to R[ippon] at Christmas time. Autograph letter signed, laminated, part of cover laminated to letter, directed to go by "Stage," postmarked by hand "Alex 7 Nov.", incomplete watermark. Date on original catalog card appears [17]93 Nov. 5. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-1310/B.32: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1793 November 23. box: 24, Text folder: 1793.11.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rippon Lodge. Sends by Mr. Ben Orr the patterns and padlock--Brother [Richard S. Blackburn] goes to Richmond but too cold for little Jane [Blackburn] to go--Mamma [Christian Blackburn] will bring her later--dined at Mr. Graham's, pleasant company there--Mrs. Barnes has recovered her senses--Mr. Orr went without letter, so sends it by stage and sends other things by Brother. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, cover marked "Intended to have been sent by Mr. Ben Orr. S.C.", and "Stage." Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • RM-54; MS-2096: Letter, John Brownlow to William Augustine Washington, 1793 December 23. box: 24, Text folder: 1793.12.23,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Col. Washington will please pay John Drake on demand £7.9. ... Washington's acceptance is written below the order and dated Jan. 1, 1794.

    • W-1310/B.33: Letter, John Brown, Jr. to Sarah Craufurd, ca. 1793. box: 24, Text folder: 1793.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Apologies for long delay in writing--insists that has thought often of her and her family and connections and happy hours spent with them--consolations on death of her sister [Polly Blackburn ?]--sorry he hasn't been able to visit Greenwood--hasn't established residence yet, but prefers southern states. Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "John." Date does not appear on original catalog card.

    • RM-277; MS-2812: Receipt, William Pollard to David Stuart, 1793. box: 24, Text folder: 1793.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt from Pollard, clerk of Hanover County, Va., for services rendered to David Stuart, administrator of John Parke Custis, deceased. Amount 104 cents.

    • W-1310/B.34: Letter, Julia Ann Blackburn Washington to Polly Blackburn, 1793. box: 24, Text folder: 1793.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Her few lines served as a cordial at a time when she needed them--is sending a parcel by Mr. Herbert of Alexa. who goes by stage--happy to hear she goes to G. dale--has a good opinion of healthy air there--will try to come to her--very anxious over her health--sends gingerbread and almond cakes--unable to find comb and brush for her in Richmond--sends pincushions she made--asks after the family--intends to translate a novel for her. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Ann Washington."

    • W-1310/B.35: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1794 January 1. box: 24, Text folder: 1794.01.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Wishes them a happy new year--thanks for Xmas gifts exchanged--asks her to send more work [sewing ?] for her to do--is glad to let her have any money she needs--neighbor, Mrs. Contee's death--her children--spent a dull Christmas, despite company--send pattern of drawn handkerchiefs. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, marked by hand "Jany 1," watermarked "J. Whatman." Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • A-680: Letter, John Bassett to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1794 January 17. box: 24, Text folder: 1794.01.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Apologies for his apparent neglect of his sister -- his health is good, but he has been very busy -- several planned visits have been thwarted -- will come shortly -- "I should be happy to have my good old lady (who has been very sick) with me," but lacks another horse for carriage. Dated January 17th 1793 in heading, but docketed by Fanny B. Washington as "From Mr. J. Bassett, January 17th 1794." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed 1794 by Fanny B. Washington, mistakenly dated 1793 in heading. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bassett." Date on original catalog card appears 179[4] Jan. 17.

    • RM-955; MS-5509: Invitation, John Sinclair to Tobias Lear, 1794 January 30. box: 24, Text folder: 1794.01.30,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Invites Mr. Lear to dinner on the following Sunday to meet Lord Sheffield, Whitehall. Docketedwith seal to Mr. Lear No. 33 Surry Street.

    • W-1310/B.36: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1794 February 17. box: 24, Text folder: 1794.02.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Greenwood Park. Sends letter to George Town to be posted by Mr. [Nath.] Craufurd--disappointed she has gone back to [Richmond], wants her to spend summer with her--her husband [Nath. Craufurd] in poor health--her anxiety over him--her children--glad of [Ann's] good reports on Sally. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, marked to go by "Stage," postmarked by hand "[G]eorge Town February 19th," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • RM-937; MS-5481: Letter, Francis Malbone to Saunders Malbone, 1794 February 19. box: 24, Text folder: 1794.02.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Rhode Island. "... I am very happy to find you are going to celebrate the President's birth in such stile ...,". Autograph letter signed, docketed, stamped, seal, watermark.

    • W-1310/B.37: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1794 March 3. box: 24, Text folder: 1794.03.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rippon Lodge. Sends wagon full of things for her; cabinet, flowers, berries, etc.--sends two cows also--sends butter--will go down [to Richmond?] in March with Mr. [Bushrod] Washington--[Ann's] brother [Richard S. Blackburn] still in Philadelphia idling his time, and his family under poor management--sends gifts to Kitty [Blackburn] as an encouragement to improve her writing--sends petticoats to be altered for Kitty. Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn." Date on original catalog card appears [17]94 March 3.

    • W-1310/B.38: Letter, Thomas Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1794 March 17. box: 24, Text folder: 1794.03.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Annapolis. Unable to procure two books [Ann] had commissioned him to get--Brother Richard still in Phila., and shows no inclination to go home. Autograph letter signed, laminated.

    • W-1310/B.39: Letter, Thomas Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1794 March 27. box: 24, Text folder: 1794.03.27,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Rippon Lodge. They have purchased a horse, so she needn't send one up--[Christian Blackburn] and Aunt Brown will set out for Richmond early next month--he himself intends to go down about the first of May. Autograph letter signed, laminated, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Blackburn." Date on original catalog card appears [17]94 March 27.

    • H-1248; A-208: Letter, Bartholomew Dandridge to James Greenleaf, 1794 May 21. box: 24, Text folder: 1794.05.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Written at the President's direction thanking him for information about box shipped by Mr. Lear and letter forwarded from Lear -- asks Greenleaf to direct his friend in New York to send the box to Philadelphia, taking care to convey it safely as it contains glass -- President wishes him to call when he comes to Philadelphia to receive a sum of money on Mr. Lear's account. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by Dandridge and in a later hand "Written on Genl Washington's watermarked paper," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Dandridge."

    • A-366.52: Letter, Bartholomew Dandridge to James Greenleaf, 1794 June 5. box: 24, Text folder: 1794.06.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 1 page. President is busy reading a number of bills this afternoon -- will Mr. Greenleaf call at 8:00 tomorrow for breakfast instead of visiting this evening? Written in 3rd person, integral cover, docket, G.W.'s watermark (incomplete). Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Dandridge." Date from docketing; on original catalog card appears as [1794][June 5] Thursday 1/2 past 2 o'clock.

    • RM-1219: Letter, Andrew Elliott to Thomas Mifflin, 1794 June 5. box: 24, Text folder: 1794.06.05,
      Scope and Contents

      After returning from a surveying expedition in Reading Pennsylvania, Andrew Elliott wrote this scathing letter to Thomas Mifflin about Washington's policies relating to Native Americans.

    • A-301: Letter, Bartholomew Dandridge to John Rutherford, 1794 June 18. box: 24, Text folder: 1794.06.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Sends Rutherford the desired information on Mr. Mien -- enclosed were copies of 2 letters from a member of Congress from Maryland, which Rutherford can trust -- the President has little time to spend on such requests. Autograph letter signed, Contemporary copy(?), docketed, incomplete watermark (G.W.'s). Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Dandridge."

  • Manuscripts Box 25, July 1794 - December 1794. box: 25, Text
    • W-1310/B.40: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1794 July 1. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.07.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Greenwood. Distressed over [Ann's] health--advises her to go to Norfolk as doctor advises--will see her at R[ippon] Lodge in Aug. and go with her to Sulphur Springs or Uncle [Elzey ?]--mustn't stay in "that sickly hole Richmond"--promise not to tell Mamma [Christian Blackburn] of her illness--will bring her two little boys down to cheer up [Ann's] health. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, marked to go by "Stage," postmarked by hand "4 July '94," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-1310/B.41: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1794 July 10. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.07.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Greenwood. Concern over [Ann's] health--denies she and her husband enjoy scandal, but rest of Prince George [County, Md.] does--comments on uncertain conveyance of mail by stage--desires her to bring her hat to her [at Rippon Lodge] when she comes--talks of her neighbors who enquire after [Ann]--her husband [Nath. Craufurd] very ill with ague and fever--will meet her at R[ippon] Lodge. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, marked to go by "Stage," postmarked by hand "July 11," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • A-384: Letter, John Sinclair to William Peacey, 1794 July 31. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.07.31,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 1 page. Board of Agriculture, Whitehall. If Sir John Sinclair sends a set of the Reports, transmitted to the Board of Agriculture giving accounts of husbandry in counties of the Kingdom, will Mr. Peacey revise them, thus contributing to improvement of agriculture? Autograph letter, in 3rd person.

    • RM-789; MS-5187: Bond, Henry Lee to Bushrod Washington, 1794 July. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.07.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Henry Lee of Richmond is "held and firmly bound unto Bushrod Washington his Executors," etc. for sixteen hundred pounds.

    • W-1310/B.42: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1794 August 6. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.08.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Greenwood. Longs to see her--sends Frank down for her and the little girls--lose no time in coming. Autograph letter signed, laminated, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. C."

    • W-1310/B.43: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1794 August 11. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.08.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Greenwood. Distress over Frank's return without her, and especially over her indisposition--hopes she will be able to come back with Mr. Craufurd on Sunday--sends letter which Frank went off and forgot--Nat [Nathaniel Craufurd, Jr.] very ill--he desires Aunt Nancy [Ann] will bring him plumbs and cake--much obliged for the books. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, marked to go by "Stage," postmarked by hand "Aug. 11," and instructions in S. Craufurd's hand, "Mr. Brundige will be so kind as to send these letters for Mrs. Blackburn and Mrs. Washington as soon as possible." Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • A-680: Letter, John Bassett to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1794 August 13. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.08.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. The Exchange, Fauquier County. He, wife and sick children are at the Exchange for healthy air -- hasn't written or heard from her since recent trip to Mt. Vernon -- will try to visit again shortly -- encloses letter from Mrs. Bassett. [See letter of Aug. 15, 1794, B.C. Bassett to Frances Washington]. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, and redirected cover, docketed by F. Washington, mutilated, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "J. Bassett."

    • A-680: Letter, George Deneale to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1794 August 13. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.08.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Alexandria. Mrs. Trutton (?) is moving from Mrs. Washington's house, hasn't paid rent due -- she has rented, or sublet, the rest of her time there to Mr. Dobbin, who agrees to stay there for some time if she will agree to paint and stop the roof leaks. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by Fanny Washington, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "G. Deneale."

    • A-680: Letter, Betty Carter Bassett to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1794 August 15. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.08.15,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Fauquier. Tells of illness of husband John and children -- dangers as they traveled along road to Fauquier, pursued by mad hog -- mentions 4 children. Autograph letter signed, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. C. B." [Enclosed with letter of Aug. 13, 1794, John Bassett to Frances Washington].

    • A-680: Letter, Burwell Bassett, Jr. to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1794 August 17. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.08.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Eltham. Bettsy [wife?] has been very ill all summer, but has lately been revived by the copious use of wine and bark -- advises Fanny not to go to town in middle of summer, because of ague and fever -- brother John and family went up country to Mr. Robert Lewis's for their health -- Mrs. Lyons ill. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by Frances Washington, multilated, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Burwell Bassett."

    • RM-54; MS-2079: Letter, Charles Lee to William Augustine Washington, 1794 August 24. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.08.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Alexandria. Re: the estate of Col. Richard Henry Lee ... comments on general distribution of the estate ... suggests that either he (WAW) or Corbin W-n undertake the guadianship of Cassius and Francis Lee ... both to be sent to Georgetown Academy for the time being. Autograph letter signed, integral cover addressed to W.A.W. Haywood. Name on original manuscript appears as "William A. Washington."

    • A-750: Letter, Bartholomew Dandridge to George Smith, 1794 August 30. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.08.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. To Reverend George Smith, Minister at Galston, Scotland. Encloses letters answering Smith's queries to the President relating to affairs of Wm. Hunter, Jr. deceased. Autograph letter signed, Draft, docketed by Dandridge, laminated, watermark (J.G.C.). Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Dandridge."

    • A-680: Letter, John Bassett to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1794 September 8. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.09.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Ill health and business prevented his going to visit her or even writing -- he is even unable to return to Mr. Robert Lewis's [The Exchange, Fauquier County] for Mrs. Bassett -- expresses affection for Fanny and her children, telling her they have an "excellent pattern" in her, while she has "the best of guides, an amiable and benevolent heart." Autograph letter signed, separate cover, laminated, watermark (crown over GR).

    • W-1310/B.44: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1794 October 21. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.10.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. This letter will introduce an old acquaintance--hopes she is riding out on horseback by now--hopes Kitty [Blackburn] has no return [of her illness]. Autograph letter signed, laminated watermark incomplete (part of quartered shield). Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn."

    • 2018-SC-089-005-016: Receipts, goods and services provided to Philadelphia militia during the Whiskey Rebellion, 1794 October 22-October 29. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.10.22,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt, to Joseph Litty [?], 1794 October 22. John D. Blanchard to Enoch Skinner, 1794 October 23. Receipt, The escort troop of horse for the prisoners to Philadelphia to John Dickey, 1794 October 23. Receipt, John D. Blanchard to Samuel Thompson, 1794 October 24. Receipt, Marshall David Lenox to George Smith, 1794 October 24. Receipt, Captain Blanchard and Company to Andrew Steel, 1794 October 27. Receipt, to Andrew Steel, 1794 October 27. Receipt, John D. Blanchard to John Morrison, 1794 October 27. Receipt, Samuel Wheeler and David C. Claypoole to Philip Sossler and Mary Sossler, 1794 October 27. Receipt, received of Arthur Price, 1794 October 28. Receipt, Captain Blanchard to J. Hake [?], 1794 October 28. Receipt, Jonathan Miller, 1794 October 29

    • RM-683; MS-4640: Note, G. Hieskell to Betty Lewis, 1794 October 28. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.10.28,
      Scope and Contents

      N.S. 1 page. "The Hide sent I allow you Six shillings for. but as I do not know what sort of Leather will best suit you. I wish you to call yourself & make choise. or send a person for you."

    • W-1310/B.45: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Christian Scott Blackburn, 1794 November 27. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.11.27,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Greenwood. She couldn't write from Geo. Town because Sally Forrest's child was ill whole time she was there-don't bother sending old Anabella, for she has decided to have Mrs. Brown [as midwife]--her 3 servant girls will all lay in soon so she will be almost without servants--looks forword to seeing her at end of next month--her children send love--Mr. Tracy is here and [offers her his piano forte ?]. Autograph letter signed, laminated, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-1310/B.47: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1794 December 5. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.12.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Glad to hear of her returning health--will come soon to visit her at her new abode--will try to execute her commissions--tell [daughter Sally] she shall have a new frock with sash and pocketbook--Mr. Walker brought them all gifts from Phila.--old Mrs. Craufurd dead--"Our uncle" in Geo. Town has very elegant furnishings--will accompany her there for visit in Spring--send some books for Mr. [Nathaniel] Craufurd to read while she is lying in--direct [letters] by stage near Bladensburg as most certain way. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed by "Stage," postmarked by hand "Dec. 8," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-1310/B.46: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Christian Scott Blackburn, 1794 December 5. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.12.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Greenwood. They are well--mortified Papa [Th. Blackburn] didn't come to see them on his trip to George Town--hasn't received letter he wrote--will look for her at end of month--news of neighbors--Mrs. Craufurd died. Autograph letter signed, separate piece of cover, laminated, marked to go by "Stage," postmarked by hand "Dec. 8," watermark. Date on original catalog card appears [17]94 Dec. 5.

    • W-1310/B.48: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1794 December 14. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.12.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Greenwood. Mrs. H - Y's rude conduct--Mr. [Nath.] Craufurd thanks her for watch piece--will send her prices of damask, etc.--Charles Lee a ladies' man--Mr. and Mrs. Thornton--thanks for little cap [for baby]-- fears she and child won't live, but is reconciled to her fate--begs for book to read during her lying in, for "its such a lonesome time." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, marked to go by "Stage," postmarked by hand "Dec. 15," watermark incomplete (H[?]). Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • RM-1161; MS-5889: Parliamentary act, Trade with the United States, 1794. box: 25, Text folder: 1794.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Parliamentary act. Printed document, 1 page. "An act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries Belonging to the said United States." George III, Regis.

  • Manuscripts Box 26, January 1795 - September 1795. box: 26, Text
    • RM-985; MS-5602: Broadside, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1795 January 1. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.01.01,
      Scope and Contents

      Philadelphia, Printed broadside document full sheet George Washington in a proclamation set aside February 19, 1795, a day of Thanksgiving. Addressed on the verso to the Rev. Mr. Newell.

    • W-1310/B.49: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 January 12. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.01.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Greenwood. Wishes them all a happy new year--hopes to see her little girl [Sally] in April if she lives--mother [Christian Blackburn] is with her, consoles her in her present gloomy situation--her two little boys, Nathaniel and Tom--thanks her and Kitty [Blackburn] for the sash--will inform her of any changes in her situation. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark torn. Date on original catalog card appears [17]95 Jan. 12.

    • W-1310/B.50: Letter, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn Washington to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 February 9. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.02.09,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Norfolk. She is now at home, wishes to see her Aunt Nancy [Ann] and Uncle Bushrod [Washington]. Autograph letter signed, fragment, laminated, watermark.

    • W-1310/B.51: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 22 February 1795. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.02.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Back home after staying with Sally [Brown ?]--stayed in George Town 10 days due to little Christian's illness--glad Kitty [Blackburn] reads to Mr. Wyth's wife--wishes the old gentleman [Wyth] would teach her some geography. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, marked to go by "Stage," postmarked "Dumfries [ ]," watermarked. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn." Date on original catalog card appears [17]95 Feb. 22.

    • W-1310/B.52: Letter, Judith Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 March 22. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.03.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Dumfries. Came here but found her sister had left for water side--will follow her, distressed over her condition---all at Rippon Lodge are well. Autograph letter signed, cover laminated to letter, laminated, postmarked ([ ] March 22), directed by "Stage," watermark.

    • W-1310/B.53: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 April 14. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.04.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Greenwood. Feeling very low--tobacco lost when tobacco house was blown down, mare lost her foal, and their "great relation" demands payment of principal of a sum--expects ruin--the harder her husband works, the more fortune seems against him--Sally [Offitt Craufurd] sends love and will write a letter to her. Autograph letter signed, (incomplete), laminated. Name does not appear on original manuscript.

    • W-1310/B.54: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 June 16.
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Rippon Lodge. Insists since her debility is coming on, she should go to the Springs or another healthy climate, even if she will be away from Mr. [Bushrod] Washington for a while--will go with her if it suits--Tommy [Blackburn] very ill, must leave and go elsewhere--Kitty [Blackburn] got home safely--should she put apricots in box and send them by stage? Autograph letter signed, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn." Date on original catalog card appears [17]95 June 16.

    • W-1310/B.55: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 June 26. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.06.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Greenwood. Fears [Ann] has had another bilious attack--neighborhood has been very social--old Tracey has left people in vicinity in the lurch, and they are not longer fond of him--Mary [the baby] has been very ill--she looks much like their departed [sister] Polly--other children well. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed by "Stage," postmarked by hand "Geo Town June 29," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • RM-937; MS-5480: Revenue inspector's form, 1795 July 8. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.07.08,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document signed, 1 page. Revenue inspectors form (July 8, 1795) Providence, R.I., No. 1133, Ship George Washington. "I certify, that Brown and Francis have imported according to the Law, in the Ship George Washington from Canton, One Chest of Tea, marked as per Margin." Signed William Barton, Inspector of the Revenue.

    • A-680: Letter, Judith Lyons to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1795 July 12. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.07.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Studley, Hanover County, VA. Mentions Fanny's approaching marriage to [Tobias] Lear -- invites them to come to Studley to visit -- [Mrs. Lyons was Fanny's aunt. She was married to Judge Peter Lyons, and the sister of Col. Burwell Bassett]. Autograph letter signed, docketed by F. Washington, laminated, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "J. Lyons." Date on original catalog card appears [1795] July 12.

    • W-1310/B.56: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 July 25. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.07.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Greenwood Park. Much obliged for her present--thank Mamma [Christian Blackburn] for tamarinds--glad [Mamma] is going to Bath for health--little Mary [Craufurd] very ill and emaciated--will dry peaches for her--afraid Mamma didn't like her cherries for she gave them away. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-1310/B.57: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 August 7. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.08.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Greenwood. [Ann's] letter relieved her of anxieties over parent [Christian Blackburn]--[Mary] much improved; thinks she will live--glad to hear her Brother [Richard] and Sister Judith are coming to visit. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, postmarked by hand "Aug. 7," directed by "Stage," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd." Date on original catalog card appears 1795 Aug. [7]?

    • RM-558; MS-4234: Note, James Monroe concerning the estate of Arthur Lee, 1795 August 7. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.08.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 1 page. Richmond City. Requesting payment of debt to James Beckwith in the settlement of Arthur Lee's estate. With executor's note of acceptance, signed by Wm. Aug. Washington and Corbin Washington, Aug. 24, 1795.

    • RM-457; MS-3498: Letter, Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis, 1795 August 12. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.08.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Informs his brother that he is intending to visit Mt. Vernon and requests that he collect John Ariss' rent. Mentions his mothers health, she is now in Culpepper. Will take Judy and Harriott Washington with him to MV. Judy sends a present of two night caps. Integral cover (mutilated).

    • A-301.226: Receipt, Bartholomew Dandridge to Robert Lewis, 1795 September 1. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.09.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Received £475.10.1 for President, specifying how much was received in bank notes, French crowns, silver coin, and gold coin. [This is for rents collected by Lewis for Washington; see letter of same date, Robert Lewis to George Washington.] Autograph document signed, docketed by R. Lewis.

    • W-1310/B.58: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 September 28. box: 26, Text folder: 1795.09.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Greenwood Park. Can't be at Rippon Lodge until Oct. 10th--expects [Ann] to spend next summer with them [at Greenwood]. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed by Stage, postmarked by hand "Sept. 30," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

  • Manuscripts Box 27, October 1795 - February 1796. box: 27, Text
    • W1310/B.59: Letter, Richard Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 October 6. box: 27, Text folder: 1795.10.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Alexandria. Unable to come to Rippon Lodge right away--will wait and come down with Sally [Sarah Craufurd]--sends Judy the things she wants; fears her health will be no better til after delivery. Autograph letter signed, laminated, incomplete watermark (obscured). Name on original manuscript appears as "R. S. Blackburn."

    • W-1310/B.60: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 October 20. box: 27, Text folder: 1795.10.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rippon Lodge. Arrived here after horrid ride by Stage--everyone here well--Brother [Richard Scott Blackburn] expected tomorrow--his youngest christened Judith Ball--will send patterns and padlock by first opportunity--papa [Thos. Blackburn] never received books [Ann] sent him. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed by Stage. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. C."

    • W-1310/B.61: Letter, Thomas Blackburn to Bushrod Washington, 1795 October 21. box: 27, Text folder: 1795.10.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Rippon Lodge. News of death of Judy Blackburn [wife of Richard S.]--she was delivered ten days ago of twins--one is dead--break news to Nancy [Ann Washington] and Sally [Sarah Craufurd] as gently as possible--he has disguised [his hand writing] on direction as well as he could. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed by Stage, postmarked by hand "Dumf. 22th Oct." Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Blackburn."

    • W-1310/B.62: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 October 25. box: 27, Text folder: 1795.10.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Rippon Lodge. Announces Juda's [Judith Blackburn] death--one of her infants died before her--her dying request that Nancy [Ann] take Jenny--children well--[Thomas Blackburn] still lame. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn." Date on original catalog card appears [1795] Oct. 25.

    • RM-683; MS-4641: Account book, Betty Lewis, 1795 November 2 - 1797 March 18. box: 27, Text folder: 1795.11.02,
      Scope and Contents

      Account book, A.D.S. 9 pages. "Account of Toll Grain Received at Mill Brook mill ..." An account of wheat, corn, rye, and buckwheat received. On cover: "Betty Lewis Mill Brook 2d Apriel 1796." Autograph document signed, bound.

    • W-1310/B.63: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 November 17. box: 27, Text folder: 1795.11.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Oaks. Will leave tomorrow morning--entreats her to keep up her spirits and follow Dr. Horner's advice. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed by Joseph, watermark incomplete. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-1310/B.64: Letter, Thomas Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 November 20. box: 27, Text folder: 1795.11.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rippon Lodge. Mr. and Mrs. [Nath.] Craufurd arrived and gave news of them--have Dr. McClurg's advice for Tommy's [T. Blackburn, Jr.] illness and charge it to him--try to keep Tommy in good company--his leg grows worse, will keep him from visiting them this fall or winter--books she sent him by Smocks stage didn't arrive--compliments to "the elder Mrs. Washn." Autograph letter signed, laminated.Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Blackburn."

    • W-1310/B.65: Letter, Thomas Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1795 November 26. box: 27, Text folder: 1795.11.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Rippon Lodge. Glad her health improves--enquired about books she sent him by stage but can learn nothing--her brother will give her news of their present situation. Autograph letter signed, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Blackburn."

    • A-301.277: Letter, Bartholomew Dandridge to Thomas Russell, 1795 December 23. box: 27, Text folder: 1795.12.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Dandridge encloses is $55. to pay duty on a pipe of wine for the President -- asks to be informed when this letter arrives safely. Autograph letter signed, Draft, docketed by Dandridge, laminated, in a later hand "from GW's secy paying for wine," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Dandridge."

    • RM-530; MS-4533: Will, George Augustine Washington, 1795. box: 27, Text folder: 1795.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript copy. D. 3 pages. Washington leaves his wife, Frances (Fanny Bassett), 1/4 of his plantation and stock. To son George Fayette, part of a tract in Berkeley County; 1000 acres of land "situated in the district set apart for the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line on the Ohio River;" and his gold watch. To son Charles Augustine, the remaining land in Berkeley Co. and 1000 acres of the above land on Ohio River. To daughter [Anna] Maria, 666 2/3 acres of the Ohio River land, a lot in Alexandria, 4 lots in Fredericksburg, and 2 male slaves (Gabriel and Frederick). All 3 children receive 1/4 of GAW's plantation, stock, etc. Other bequests 10 pounds annually to be paid "to my Negro Charles" and frees Charles at Frances' death or remarriage. To "my young friend George W.P. Custis my silver hilted Sword." To George Washington: "I return the golden headed cane which I received from him. I request him to accept of my grey riding Horse and new saddle and bridle as the last testimonial of my most grateful and affectionate regard for him." Date on original catalog card appears [1795]. Witnesses: J. Dandridge, Burwell Bassett, C.P. Lyons, M.W. Dandridge.

    • RM-173; MS-2527: Letter, Eleanor Parke Custis to Mrs. Wolcott, 1795. box: 27, Text folder: 1795.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Eleanor Custis regrets that she was not at home when Mrs. Wolcott came. She relates that her grandmother [Martha Washington] gave her the present and the lock of hair. She expresses her thanks for them and extends her wishes for the happiness of the Wolcotts. Date on catalog card is c. 1795.

    • W-1310/B.66: Letter, Thomas Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1796 January 11. box: 27, Text folder: 1796.01.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Rippon Lodge. Glad she and Mr. [Bushrod] W[ashington's] health is good--he himself is better but feels his constitution declining--thanks for their attention to Tommy [Blackburn, Jr.]; hopes their watchful eye has put end to his disapation--never received Mr. [Bushrod] W[ashington's] letter--sorry venison was bad--Fowler Wood has left, and they don't get even a duck--will send for Kitty [in Md.] when weather permits. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, directed by Stage, postmarked "Dumfries Jan. 12." Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Blackburn."

    • W-1310/B.67: Letter, Thomas Blackburn to Bushrod Washington, 1796 January 28. box: 27, Text folder: 1796.01.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rippon Lodge. Inquires what money is necessary for Tommy [Blackburn, Jr.'s] expenses--Tommy wrote Nancy [Ann Washington] had loaned him money--encloses 2 notes on Alexa. bank--inform him if he receives money--Kitty [Blackburn] just returned from Maryland. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, marked "postpaid" in Blackburn's hand, postmarked "[ ] Jan. [ ]," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Blackburn."

    • RM-925; MS-5464: Letter, John Armstrong, Jr. to Horatio Gates, 1796 February 4. box: 27, Text folder: 1796.02.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Saw Hill. Apologizes for not answering his letter sooner and gives explanation. Discusses sale of land versus keeping it. Discusses his opinion on the Vindication of Edmund Randolph, George Washington, and his administration.

    • A-301: Letter, Bartholomew Dandridge to William Summers, 1796 February 29. box: 27, Text folder: 1796.02.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Dandridge writes that Washington will not lease forever his lot in Alexandria, and will sell only for high cash price -- suggests Summers should make his best offer for it, and President will consider it. Autograph letter signed, Draft, docketed by Dandridge, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. D."

  • Manuscripts Box 28, March 1796 - November 1796. box: 28, Text
    • A-301: Letter, Bartholomew Dandridge to Augustine Smith, 1796 March 11. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.03.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. President will not dispose of advertised lands until September -- but he will receive offers now altogether or separately. Autograph document signed, draft, docketed by Dandridge, fragment of G.W.'s watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Dandridge."

    • RM-115; MS-2299: Letter, Bartholomew Dandridge to James McHenry, 1796 March 15. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.03.15,
      Scope and Contents

      L. 1 page. President Washington has instructed Dandridge (his secretary) to inform the Secretary of War that he agrees with the ideas of the enclosed papers. [There is no knowledge what was in those papers]. Also recommendation for troop movement. Letter, unsigned, on GW watermark paper. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Dandridge."

    • MS-5840: Letter, Charles Cornwallis to Thomas Law, 1796 March 28. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.03.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Whitehall. Says Americans "cruelly persecuted many worthy and respectable men" during the war, but "that is now past." Offers best wishes for his happiness in America, and that "it may long enjoy the benefits of the Presidency of Washington, whose great character and virtues alone could have preserved order in an infant state, composed of such heterogenous and ungovernable radicals." Discusses war with France and other international affairs.

    • A-625: Diary, Robert Lewis, 1796 March 28-July 18. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.03.28,
      Scope and Contents

      Diary. A.D. 53 pages, including backs of covers. No longer bound together. Mostly a day by day of happenings on his plantations--crops, sales of fish, plowing, burning brush, clearing ground, etc.--trip to Mt. Vernon with [Rental] money for G.W., and expenses along way--at Mount Vernon "flattered [Wm.] Pearce [manager] extremely with his good management."--visits of relatives and friends--prices paid for various goods--fishing--payment of accounts for the president--elections at court house--"Visited Mrs. Haney who lays ill, and wrote her Will agreeable to her request..." [distant kinswoman of G.W.'s - see letter dated June 26, 1796, Writings, XXXV, 99]--death and burial of Mrs. Haney--news of the Jay treaty--collecting [rents] and paying debts for G.W.--birth of a daughter June 18 and death a month later--detailed bargain with Mr. Fisher "to new Iron" a wagon--July 6, "Gave the negroes a holliday." Autograph document, bound volume, first pages of book torn out. Date on original catalog card appears [1796][Mar.]28-July 18.

    • RM-920; MS-5453: Letter, Hannah Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1796 May 2. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.05.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Hannah writes to her son about his sister's poor health, plans to see him in Dumfries, also writes about other family members - his brother, wife and their youngest child. Autograph letter signed, docketed.

    • RM-619; MS-4525: Letter, Edward Law to Thomas Law, 1796 June 20. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.06.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Bloomsbury Square. Congratulations to his brother on his recent marriage to Eliza Parke Custis. Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

    • 2018-SC-073-002: Letter, John Marshall to General Henry Lee, 1796 July 18. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.07.18,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with address panel. Richmond. Marshall writes to Lee about the sale of property and slaves and the suicide of lawyer Alexander Campbell, who was due to appear in Philadelphia for the Hunter v. Fairfax case. Marshall suggests going to Mount Vernon on Tuesday, where President George Washington was at home visiting.

    • A-676: Letter, Robert Bolling to Sarah Washington, 1796 July 30. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.07.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Petersburg, West Hill. Bolling discusses their approaching marriage in courtly terms ("When I reflect that I am favored by you with a partiality ....") -- Jack Stith, who is delivering the letter to Sarah, was refused in his amour with Miss Tabb -- Bolling sends Sarah a "Pocket Book" as a gift and "small proof of my unceasing attention to you" and mentions several of "Sisters Stith". The couple was married in August 1796 -- Sarah was a daughter of Laurence Washington of Digby on Chotank Creek, distantly related to George Washington -- this Laurence is mentioned in Washington's will as a friend and acquaintance "of my Juvenile years." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, marked "favoured by Mr. Stith."

    • W-2413: Pencil sketch of George Washington, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1796 July. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.07.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Pencil sketch of George Washington by Benjamin Henry Latrobe cut from a sketchbook. Note with sketch reads "Sketch of Genl. Washington stolen at Mount Vernon while he was looking to discover a distant vessel in the Potomac in which he expected some of his friends from Alexandria. taken from a sketch book of my father's, date 1796." Letter of provenance accompanying sketch says the inscription was written by Julia Latrobe who gave it to her grand-nephew Latrobe Weston. (Letter A-1104).

    • RM-378; MS-2460: Letter, Corbin Washington to Robert Wormeley, 1796 August 1. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.08.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Haywood. Requests final statements on his executorship accounts for the estates of Dr. Lee and Colo. R[ichard] H[enry] Lee. Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

    • RM-54; MS-2076: Account, William Augustine Washington with Henderson, Ferguson, and Gibson, 1796 August 1-October 10. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.08.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A balance sheet showing debits and credits of W.A.W. ... Nicholas Muse, James Park, Richard Henry Lee's estate, Henry W-n are names appearing on debit side ... Muse, Sanford, appear on credit side ...See also 1796-1797 W.A.W. in account with same firm.

    • W-787: Check, William Pearce to John Thomas, 1796 November 8. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.11.08,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. An entirely manuscript check drawn on the Bank of Alexandria, to John Thomas (Tommas) or bearer for $200. Signed by "William Pearce for George Washington, Esqr." Document signed, fragment, canceled.

    • RM-490; MS-4052: Letter, Thomas Patten to William Pearce, 1796 November 11. box: 28, Text folder: 1796.11.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Alexandria. -introduction of Mr. Potts, a gentleman lately from England-wants to visit the Seat of the President--the residence of the man whose fame all Europe acknowledge-any civilities shown him and Mr. Milburn (his companion) will pleasing and acknowledged. Autograph letter signed, docketed, integral.

  • Manuscripts Box 29, December 1796 - April 1797. box: 29, Text
    • 2020-SC-002: Letter, Corbin Washington to Hannah Washington, 1796 December 13. box: 29, Text folder: 1796.12.13,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Alexandria, to Hannah Washington in Bushfield. Corbin writes to his mother about business affairs, travel, and the health of his family.

    • RM-378; MS-2461: Appointment, Henry Lee, 1796 December 24. box: 29, Text folder: 1796.12.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Appointment of Henry Lee, by William Augustine Washington, to receive monies owed from the State of Maryland. Witnessed by William Rice.

    • RM-813; MS-5244: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Thomas Porter, 1796 December 27. box: 29, Text folder: 1796.12.27,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Richmond, to Porter in Alexandria. With much wit, Bushrod explains how he has been too busy with "Law and politicks" to write. He urges Porter to visit him and also mentions business/legal matters involving Mr. Payne, Mr. Cole, and Mr. Brackenridge. Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

    • RM-530; MS-4534: Estate inventory, George Augustine Washington, 1796 December . box: 29, Text folder: 1796.12.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 4 pages. An inventory of the estate of George Augustine Washington including a list of "Stock and Utensils on his Farm in Fairfax County" appraised and to be divided equally between Washington's wife, Fanny Bassett, and children, Charles Augustine, George Fayette and Anna Maria. Also, a list of books and the "disposition of Major Washington's Estate agreeably to his Will."

    • RM-1108; MS-5787: Broadside, Land sale, 1796. box: 29, Text folder: 1796.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed broadside. "Good farm" land for sale in County of Rutherford, District of Morgan, state of North Carolina. Describes the climate, what is being grown now, the inhabitants, the wood, the roads, mills. The Broad River flows into the center of the county and can be used for navigation. Thought to relate to Washington's estate.

    • W-1310/B.68: Account for taxes on land, Bushrod Washington, 1796, 1798 April 11. box: 29, Text folder: 1796.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. Account for taxes on land. Autograph document, burned fragment only, laminated. On reverse is receipt signed by John Sheppard, dated April 11, 1798, for full amount.

    • RM-54; MS-2077: Account, William Augustine Washington with Henderson, Ferguson, and Gibson, 1796-1797. box: 29, Text folder: 1796.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 2 pages. Account of William Augustine Washington with Henderson, Ferguson and Gibson. Balance sheet ... Nicholas Muse, Henry W-n, Richard Henry Lee estate, John Ashton, James Park on debit side, John, Nicholas and James Muse, Patrick Sanford on credit side ...

    • RM-683; MS-4642: Receipt, Philip Glover to Betty Lewis, 1797 January 20. box: 29, Text folder: 1797.01.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 1 page. "Received 20th January 1797 from Mrs. Betty Lewis 1 Green Hide... 19/3 for G. Heiskell."

    • W-1310/A.68: Account with Patrick Callahan, 1797 February 7-August 26. box: 29, Text folder: 1797.02.07,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Account with Patrick Callahan as miller for G.W. Includes herring, flour, beef, etc. supplied by G.W. and cash paid him as part of his hire as miller - £52.8.0 balances out.

    • W-1310/A.69: Receipt, Patrick Callahan to James Anderson, 1797 February 17. box: 29, Text folder: 1797.02.17,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt. A.D.S. 1 page. Receipt for $30. on account of "my hire" [as miller for G.W.] Autograph document signed, in hand of Anderson, fragment, laminated, docketed "No. 379, 1797 Feby. 17th Patrick Callahan for £9. to acc. of his hire."

    • A-301.273: Letter, Bartholomew Dandridge to William Barton, 1797 March 1. box: 29, Text folder: 1797.03.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Dandridge writes at Washington's direction, returning any testimonials and letters which had been presented to the President in Barton's behalf. Autograph letter signed, Draft, docketed by Dandridge, G.W.'s watermark. Name on original catalog card appears as "B. D."

    • RM-1164; MS-5892: Note regarding pay for John Kelly by Thomas Kennedy, Potomac River Company, 1797 March 7. box: 29, Text folder: 1797.03.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 1 page. Potomac River Company. In regards to advancing pay and money owed to John Kelly for work. Signed by Thomas Kennedy with return note signed by J. Gilpin.

    • RM-1164; MS-5893: Note regarding pay for Jack Ridgeway by Thomas Kennedy, Potomac River Company, 1797 March 11. box: 29, Text folder: 1797.03.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 1 page. Potomac River Company. In regards to pay for Jack Ridgeway. Signed by Thomas Kennedy. Reverse side note records pay to Ridgeway.

    • RM-1164; MS-5898: Note to pay James Montgomery, Potomac River Company, 1797 March 14. box: 29, Text folder: 1797.03.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 1 page. Georgetown. Potomac River Company. Note to pay James Montgomery, signed by John Templeman. Reverse side note says payment was received, Alexandria, April 28, 1797.

    • MSS-245: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Hannah Washington, 1797 April 4. box: 29, Text folder: 1797.04.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Richmond to Hannah Washington, Bushfield. Distressed over health of his niece--hopes she will be spared to them [probably Mary Lee Washington, b. 1795 - d. 1827, daughter of his brother Corbin]--"She is the picture of two beloved angels"--business with Col. [Wm. A.] Washington--pay Mr. Rice for horse bought of him--Nancy [wife, Anne Blackburn Washington] will be delighted to send her all of her books. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, postmarked "[ ] April 1797", watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington." Date on original catalog card appears [17]97 April 4.

    • RM-1164; MS-5897: Note to pay William Mills, Potomac River Company, 1797 April 5. box: 29, Text folder: 1797.04.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 1 page. Potomac River Company. Note to pay William Mills. Signed by John Templeman.

    • W-1310/A.70: Receipt, Bean Cawood to James Anderson, 1797 April 7. box: 29, Text folder: 1796.04.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Receipt for two pounds for knitting seine twine into a centre for a Seine. Autograph document signed, in hand of Anderson, fragment, laminated, docketed "No. 381", Rect. 7 April 1797 [L?] Caywood for Kniting a Siene £2."

    • RM-1164; MS-5894: Note to pay William Compton, Potomac River Company, 1797 April 27. box: 29, Text folder: 1797.04.27,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 1 page. Matildaville. Potomac River Company. Note to pay William Compton. Signed by Frederick Laffler (?) and John Templeman. Reverse note shows paid in full on May 15, 1797.

  • Manuscripts Box 30, May 1797 - November 1797. box: 30, Text
    • RM-1164; MS-5895: Receipt, Potomac River Company, 1797 May 2. box: 30, Text folder: 1797.05.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Potomac River Company. Itemized list for receipt of payment. Joseph Gilpin, William Hartshorne.

    • RM-1164; MS-5896: Receipt, Potomac River Company to John Leary, 1797 May 19. box: 30, Text folder: 1797.05.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Potomac River Company. Receipt for payment to John Leary for three barrels beef and three barrels pork. Payment received from Thomas Kennedy. Signed with mark of John Leary.

    • W-1310/A.69: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Christian Scott Blackburn, 1797 July 1. box: 30, Text folder: 1797.07.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Greenwood. Two [slaves] have run away, one breaking down a door where he was confined--ring leader is Bill who is influenced by his mother--hopes she and papa [who evidently owns the mother] won't let her off this time for "I believe she has a desire to ruin us if she possibly can"--requests Papa's [T. Blackburn] help in bringing them back, for it ruins them, losing them at this busy time. Autograph letter signed, laminated, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • W-817C: Receipt, Patrick Callahan to James Anderson, 1797 July 10. box: 30, Text folder: 1797.07.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Receipt for $17.06. Autograph document signed, laminated, No. 387 endorsed receipt, badly faded.

    • RM-378; MS-2479: Letter, William Augustine Washington to Beckwith Butler, 1797 July 29. box: 30, Text folder: 1797.07.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Haywood. Relates to the settlement of the co-partnership account with Butler. Col. Washington is also concerned with a joint bond given to a Mr. William L. Lee.

    • W-1310/A.70: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1797 October 16. box: 30, Text folder: 1797.10.16,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Marlbro. Denies her last letter was cold, altho it had melancholy note--Mamma [Christian Blackburn] will go down to [Alexandria] soon, and she herself plans to visit [Ann] too--Sally [Offitt Craufurd] will write; she looks badly, hopes smallpox will be of value to her delicate frame. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed by Mr. Seton, watermark.

    • W-1251/A: Letter, Felix Frestel to Eleanor Parke Custis, 1797 October 22. box: 30, Text folder: 1797.10.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. New York. Frestel, the tutor of G.W. Lafayette, writes a friendly, affectionate letter on behalf of himself and George on eve of departure for France -- they send regards to her brother and grand parents. Autograph letter signed, written in French, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "F. Frestel."

    • A-456.3: Bond, Warner Washington and John Washington to Joseph Longacre, 1797 October 25. box: 30, Text folder: 1797.10.25,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Bail bond of Warner Washington for £323.6, signed by Warner Washington and John Washington, and witnessed by John Sowers. Warner had been in the custody of Sheriff Joseph Longacre as the result of a suit brought by Thomas Harrison, William Wilson and Co. Document signed, signed by Warner and John Washington, witnessed by John Sowers.

    • RM-378; MS-2462: Letter, Bushrod Washington to James Reid, 1797 November 14. box: 30, Text folder: 1797.11.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Richmond. Reid must have been a client. Bushrod instructs him in the correct procedure for serving a decree on the defendants in an unidentified suit. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, (Richmond Postal Mark).

  • Manuscripts Box 31, December 1797 - May 1798. box: 31, Text
    • W-817/F: Bill, John and Thomas Vowells to James Anderson, 1797 December 10 - 1798 January 10. box: 31, Text folder: 1797.12.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Alexandria. Account with Vowells for 22 1/2 bushels flaxseed delivered to them and received in exchange 26 3/4 bushels salt. Autograph document signed, laminated, endorsed on back "No. 48."

    • RM-683; MS-4645: Bond, Robert Lewis to John Lewis and George Lewis, 1798 January 1. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.01.01,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed and holograph document, signed. 1 page. Robert Lewis binds himself unto John and George Lewis" ... to the Estate of Fielding Lewis deceased in the just and full sum of" 498 pounds. However, if Robert Lewis pays 249 pounds by January 1, 1799, the bond is considered fulfilled. Note on verso: "To a Negroe you sold in Stafford County belonging to/F[rom] Lewis's Estate."

    • A-366: Letter, Bushrod Washington to "my dear friend", 1798 January 10. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.01.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Richmond. Bushrod writes to "My dear friend" and closes with greetings "affectionately to Mrs. P." but the addressee is otherwise not made clear. He answers several queries concerning various legal cases, posed to Bushrod either in a series of letters or in one long unanswered -- includes Mr. Breckenridge's opinion on a horse sold to Ingraham by Lewis -- adds a postscript "Did you ever read such a gloomy letter?" after noting that his wife would have added her own greetings but that the letter was being written in his office. Autograph letter signed, docketed, in a later hand is "Nephew and principal heir of Genl. Washington judge of the Supreme Court of the United States lately deceased," watermark. Date on original catalog card appears [17]98 Jan. 10. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington."

    • RM-530; MS-4535: Bond, Robert Fulton to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1798 January 14. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.01.14,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Bond. Fulton agrees to pay Mrs. Washington, widow of George Augustine Washington, thirty-five pounds "... upon the first day of January next ensuing [1799] ... for the hire of a Negro Man named Reuben for one year ..." Frances Bassett Washington (Lear) died in 1796 so it is unclear who this document is really intended for, or if the date is incorrect.

    • RM-683; MS-4643: List of negroes, 1798 January. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.01.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 2 pages. List by name and purchase price of twelve Negroes purchased by George Lewis (10), John Lewis (1) and C.[harles?] Carter (1). Note on verso reads: "Mr. Ferrell will deliver you some bonds belonging the [Betty Lewis] Estate. The Receipts [ ] of the Estate in hands Mr. B. Parke [signed] J. Lewis."

    • W-817/E: Bill, John Vowell and Thomas Vowell to James Anderson, 1798 February 1. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.02.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Alexandria. Autograph document signed, fragment, endorsed on back, marked "No. 47", laminated. A bill for one hogshead. Receipted by Thos. Vowell.

    • W-821/D: Bill, George Taylor to Bushrod Washington, 1798 February 12. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.02.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Bill for £12.7.6 for restuffing two sofas, repairing frames, castors. Autograph document signed, fragment, docketed, laminated, incomplete watermark. Receipted by Geo. Taylor and co.

    • RM-842; MS-5295: Account, George Lewis with Benjamin Grymes, 1798 February 16-June5. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.02.16,
      Scope and Contents

      Account. D.S. 1 and a quarter page. List of blacksmithing services provided by Grymes for Lewis. Total owed Grymes: £10, 11 shillings. Document, docketed.

    • RM-842; MS-5294: Account, George Lewis with Alexander Hansford, 1798 February 20-June 7. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.02.20,
      Scope and Contents

      Account. D. 1 page. Hansford, a blacksmith, lists services provided to Lewis, George Washington's nephew, who lived in the Fredericksburg area. Total owed Hansford: £1 17 shillings 1 pence. Document, docketed.

    • A-750: Letter, William Augustine Washington to John Fitzgerald, 1798 April 1. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.04.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Haywood. Writes to ask Fitzgerald to consult with Edmund Lee over terms of James Thompson's proposals for buying wheat crop from William Washington. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, "Favrd by Mr. J. Thompson", laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "W. A. Washington." [Fitzgerald was prominant merchant in Alexa. and formerly an aid to G.W. in Revolution].

    • RM-920; MS-5454: Letter, Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1798 April 11. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.04.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Discusses inclement weather, trying to get from Alexandria to Westmoreland, voyage, illness of unidentified person, possibly sister. Corbin Washington letter to brother Bushrod Washington.

    • W-1095/A: Account, Bennett Taylor to Mr. Washington, 1798 May 3. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.05.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. Account of Joseph Simpson's, bonds, notes, etc., some in favor of George Stovin. Autograph document, silked, docketed "B. Taylor's acct." Date on original catalog card appears 1798 [May] 3.

    • A-750: Letter, Corbin Washington to Edmund Lee, 1798 May 13. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.05.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Bushfield. Corbin writes his apologies for not writing more often and says that "the circumstances of my family have shut me out from all information, and rendered me entirely dependant on my friends for now and then a gleam of light" -- while professing to be apolitical, he recognizes that private happiness depends on proper functioning of "the great public machine" -- his wife recovers her health -- the Leeton family arrived in good health. Autograph letter signed, docketed by Lee (?), integral cover, laminated. Date on original catalog card appears [17]98 May 13.

    • W-1310/A.72: Bill, Wray Thomas and Nathaniel Thomas to Bushrod Washington, 1798 May 14. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.05.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Bill for £10.0.0 for house rent from Feb. 14-[May 14th] at £40 per annum. Autograph document signed, fragment, charred by fire, laminated, docketed by B. Washington, watermark.

    • W-1310/A.73: Bill, James Thompson to Bushrod Washington, 1798 May 19. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.05.19,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Bill for £1.1.1/2 for 6 1/2 yds. of painted cloth. Document, fragment, charred by fire, laminated, docketed by B. Washington "J. Thompson pd. [ ] a charge of a fee for [ ]" incomplete watermark.

    • A-456: Bond, Warner Washington and John Washington to George Noble, 1798 May 25. box: 31, Text folder: 1798.05.25,
      Scope and Contents

      Bond. A.D.S. 1 page. Bail bond of Warner Washington for £156.12.6, signed by Warner Washington and John Washington, and witnessed Griffin Taylor. Warner had been in the custody of Sheriff George Noble as the result of a suit brought by Charles McThurston. Autograph document signed, signed by Warner and John Washington, witnessed by Griffin Taylor, incomplete watermark.

  • Manuscripts Box 32, June 1798 - June 1799. box: 32, Text
    • RM-457; MS-3499: Letter, Lawrence Washington to Lawrence Lewis, 1798 August 11. box: 32, Text folder: 1798.08.11,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter, 2 pages. To Lawrence Lewis, Rich Woods. Postpones the payment of a debt in full. Asks Lewis to send "the picture up, by the first opportunity." Integral cover. (This Lawrence Washington may be the son of Samuel by his last wife).

    • 2018-SC-017: Letter, Eleanor Parke Custis to James McHenry, 1798 September 6. box: 32, Text folder: 1798.09.06,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Mount Vernon. Nelly writes to McHenry about yellow fever in Philadelphia and the standard that she commissioned for a volunteer dragoon in Alexandria.

    • W-1310/B.72: Letter, Christian Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1798 September 8. box: 32, Text folder: 1798.09.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Rippon Lodge. Couldn't write earlier because of Aunt Ballett's illness--gave Dickey [Richard S. Blackburn] the bill which he will inclose to Mr. [Bushrod] Washington--[letter] very faded and hard to decipher]. Autograph letter signed, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Blackburn." Date on original catalog card appears [17]98 [Sept. 8 ?].

    • 2018-SC-024: Excerpts from George Washington and George Cabot letters to Timothy Pickering, 1798 September 9-27. box: 32, Text folder: 1798.09.09,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript copies of excerpts from two letters about the Quasi-War with France, supposedly provided to Alexander Hamilton circa September 1798. The first letter is from George Washington to Timothy Pickering, 9 September 1798. The second is from George Cabot to Timothy Pickering, 27 September 1798.

    • A-283.114: Receipt, Denman and Co. to Clement Biddle, 1798 December 13. box: 32, Text folder: 1798.12.13,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Denman and Co. in Philadelphia, makes this receipt for £57.18.9 received from Clement Biddle for blankets; signed by Matthew Kean for the maker, Denman and Co. The blankets were for Washington. Document signed, fragment, in hand of T. Lear.

    • A-283.115: Bill, John Douglass to Clement Biddle, 1798 December 15. box: 32, Text folder: 1798.12.15,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill. D.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. A receipted bill in the amount of $152.13 for a library bookcase for Gen. Washington and 282 feet of casing. Receipted by John Douglass. Document signed, in unknown hand.

    • A-283.116: Bill, John McEllwee to Clement Biddle, 1798 December 19. box: 32, Text folder: 1798.12.19,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill. D. 1 page. A receipted bill for $11.23 (or £ 11.23.0) for a picture frame 16 feet 4 inches -- made out to Clement Biddle "for Genl. Washington" by John McEllwee, and the receipt signed by John Rorke. Document, fragment, in hand of John Rorke. Date on original catalog card appears [1798] [Dec. 19].

    • A-750: Letter, Hannah Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1798. box: 32, Text folder: 1798.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Encloses $50 bill received, for tobacco, and requests him to pay her tax at court today--just paid Mr. B. Lee £10 for folder--this is last of her [money]. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, "Mrs. H. Washington 1798," marked "Hon'd by Mr. B. Lee," laminated. Date on original catalog card appears [1798]. Name on original manuscript appears as "H. Washington."

    • RM-449; MS-3464: Letter, Earl of Buchan to Bryan Fairfax, 1799 January 14. box: 32, Text folder: 1799.01.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Praising their mutual friend, George Washington. In this letter, the Earl of Buchan mentions that his nephew, David Erskine, is travelling to America and plans to visit Mount Vernon. Integral cover.

    • A-750: Letter, John Tayloe to James McHenry, 1799 February 4. box: 32, Text folder: 1799.02.04,
      Scope and Contents

      L. 2 pages. Tayloe writes to Secretary of War James McHenry that he is honored by President's late appointment of him, but prefers to delay decision of acceptance -- he will pay personal respects to war office. Docketed 'Mount Vernon, 6th Feby. '99 from His Excy. Genl. Washington with my reply 22d. Feby.' Letter, a true copy, teste by Wm. Holburne, incomplete watermark (1794).

    • RM-1078; MS-5721: Letter, Lawrence Lewis to James Webb, 1799 April 2. box: 32, Text folder: 1799.04.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A business letter giving Webb information on sending the money he owes, Lawrence further expresses that he has taken Mrs. Webb's advice and had married Eleanor Parke Custis, stating his happiness with his wife.

    • A-543.19: Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Bushrod Washington, 1799 April 28. box: 32, Text folder: 1799.04.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. Powel writes to say she paid James McAlpin's bill for Bushrods black satin robe -- she hopes Mrs. Anne Blackburn Washington's health has improved -- she is glad Bushrod was at the wedding of Nelly Custis and Lawrence Lewis, and says "I was certain that when Mrs. Washington found the thing inevitable she would act with propriety, indeed from all I can learn she has every Reason to approve her Grand-Daughter's choice." -- Powel agrees with Bushrod on the deplorable state of the Southern roads, especially those of Maryland -- the elopement of Maria Bingham (a child of 15) with a French count was shocking -- shares news of Philadelphia people -- mentions "your excellent Mother's" sorrows [at death of Corbin Washington ?]. Autograph letter signed, retained copy, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Eliz. Powel."

    • W-1310/B.73: Letter, Sarah Offitt Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1799 May 18. box: 32, Text folder: 1799.05.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Greenwood. She and sister [Nancy] enjoy a weeks holiday--tries to progress in her lessons, begins French--mentions children [brothers] who send love to Aunt Nancy and Uncle Bushrod. Autograph letter signed, part of a cover laminated to letter, directed "to be left at the Cross Roads," incomplete watermark.

    • A-301: Letter, Thomas Lewis to James McHenry, 1799 June 13. box: 32, Text folder: 1799.06.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Kanawha Point Pleasant. Recommends 6 men from this county as officers in the lately established army -- [included is a separate sheet docketed "Thos. Lewis June 14, 1799, containing names of 6 men recommended by Lewis," in another hand]. See also 1799 June 14, W. H. Cavandish to James McHenry. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed "June 14" on a separate sheet (see below), laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "Tho. Lewis."

    • RM-74; MS-2186: Letter, W.H. Cavadish to James McHenry, 1799 June 14. box: 32, Text folder: 1799.06.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Kanawha County. See 1799 June 13, Thomas Lewis to James McHenry. Autograph letter signed, integral cover. Sends names of men who seek military commissions ...

  • Manuscripts Box 33, July 1799 - November 1799. box: 33, Text
    • RM-1101; MS-5777: Check, John Nicholson to James Andrews, 1799 July 27. box: 33, Text folder: 1799.07.27,
      Scope and Contents

      Check from the Bank of the United States. Signed by John Nicholson paid to Mr. James Andrews or Bearer, Amount $944.15. Mr. Nicholson was one of the founders of the bank.

    • RM-291; MS-2908: Purchase note, William Smith, 1799 September 20. box: 33, Text folder: 1799.09.20,
      Scope and Contents

      Purchase note. A Ninety Day Sight Note issued by Charles Alders' Co., Madeira, on September 20, 1799, to William T. Smith of Philadelphia for £84 British Sterling, directed to Tobias Lear on the account of George Washington on Nov. 14, 1799 and the amount recorded in his cash memoranda book of the same day.

    • A-301: Letter, Tobias Lear to John Pintard, 1799 October 18. box: 33, Text folder: 1799.10.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Lear writes this follow up letter because no answers were received to earlier letters ordering 2 pipes of wine -- does Pintard have any in this country? -- if so, send some immediately as the General's wine supply is depleted and Washington only wants wine of superior quality. Autograph letter signed, draft, docketed by Lear, enclosed in letter to Elias Boudinot, laminated, watarmark (1794). Not in Writings. [See draft of letter to Elias Boudinot, same date, on reverse of this letter].

    • W-1310/B.74: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1799 October 19. box: 33, Text folder: 1799.10.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Greenwood. Looks forward to receiving her for a visit--sorry for Mamma [Christian Blackburn] having so much to fatigue her at her time of life. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed by Joe, incomplete watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • RM-115; MS-2292: Account, Tobias Lear, 1799 November 9-December 14. box: 33, Text folder: 1799.11.09,
    • RM-115; MS-2291: Letter, Caleb Swan to Tobias Lear, 1799 November 9. box: 33, Text folder: 1799.11.09,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. A Letter-account itemizing the amount due Lear for forage and subsistence for Sept.-Oct., 1799. $234.39 is the amount totaled up. Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Swan, P. M. General."

    • RM-115; MS-2289; MS-2290: Letter, Tobias Lear to Caleb Swan, 1799 November 14. box: 33, Text folder: 1799.11.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page and A.N.S. 1 page. Autograph letter signed, a receipt for the sum of $234.39 being the pay for forage and subsistence for Sept.-Oct., 1799. Also in folder, note of receipt signed by Lear, "Received of Caleb Swan PM Genl. The sum of two hundred and thirty four 39/100 dollars, being my pay..."

    • A-301: Letter, Tobias Lear to John Pintard, 1799 November 20. box: 33, Text folder: 1799.11.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Lear writes to Pintard that Mr. Alder from Madeira has sent 2 pipes of wine to General Washington, to be picked up in Philadelphia -- payment by draft has been made -- nevertheless, Washington will accept 1 pipe of Pintard's offered wine from his private store in this country, provided it is still of the best quality after being imported six years ago. Autograph letter, draft, docketed by Lear, watermarked. Name does not appear on original manuscript.

  • Manuscripts Box 34, December 1799. box: 34, Text
    • W-1310/B.75: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1799 December 8. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Greenwood. Congratulations on her birthday--worried over Mr. Washington's cough--Mamma [Christian Blackburn] has left--her little boys, David, Bushrod and George--Mr. Magruder's failure for 500,000 dollars--Major De Butts sails for Italy--received books from her and will take good care of them. Autograph letter signed, integral cover with several messages written on the cover, laminated, directed "to be left at the Cross Roads," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • RM-466; MS-3585: Letter, Tobias Lear to Charles Alder, 1799 December 12. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Cordial letter of acknowledgment for two pipes of Madeira wine which had just arrived. Expresses Mrs. Washington's appreciation for a gift of two boxes of citron.

    • MSS-603: Letter, Tobias Lear to Thomas Law, 1799 December 14. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Impending death of George Washington--"I think he cannot survive through the night"--come and bring Mrs. Law if possible--Dr. Craik, Dr. Dick, and Dr. Brown are here.

    • RM-1209: Letter, Tobias Lear to Burgess Ball, 1799 December 15. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.15,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from Tobias Lear to Burgess Ball, December 15, 1799 informing him of Washington's death.

    • RM-218; MS-2693: Funeral announcement, Mr. Nichols and family, 1799 December 16. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.16,
      Scope and Contents

      Funeral Announcement. D. 1 page. 'The Remains of General Washington [will be de]posited in the family Vault, at mount Ve[rnon on Wed]nesday the 18th instant, at twelve O'Clock. Should the weather be unfa[vorable on Wed]nesday, - the Funeral will take place [Thursday] at the same hour.' Watermarked - Holograph in the hand of Albin Rawlins.

    • RM-215; MS-2686: Bill, Alexander Mackenzie to the estate of George Washington, 1799 December 16. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.16,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill to the estate of George Washington. 2 boxes of Mould Candles 104 nett, for a total charge of £7.19.0. Mackenzie signed the bill as having received payment in full on May 24, 1800.

    • W-691; H-691: Letter, Tobias Lear to Mary Stilson Lear, 1799 December 16. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.16,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Mount Vernon. Announces death of George Washington--description of G.W.'s last days and hours and his death--" ... he could scarcely speak and breathed with difficulty, his complaint being an inflamatory sore throat, usually called the Quincy."--Drs. Craik, Dick and Brown sent for--" ... between ten and eleven o'clock at night, he resigned his breath into the hand that gave it."--" ... not a groan or a complaint escaped him.-with the most perfect resignation, and in full possession of his reason to the last moment he gave up his life."--"He was fully sensible of his approaching dissolution for some time before we could persuade ourselves but that there was a hope left and he frequently told the Physicians that their efforts would be in vain ... As often as he could speak he would mention to me something which he wished to have done. And his last words, about a quarter of an hour before he died, were to me thus - 'My dear Friend I am just about to change this Scene, my breath can continue but a few moments, You will have me decently interred, and do not let my body be put into the Tomb in less than two days after my death.' He there feld his own pulse ceased ..."--Mrs. W's fortitude--" ... she yields not to that grief, which would be softened by tears."--saw his children about 6 weeks ago--"I beg that no part of it [the letter] therefore may be published; for I presume that everything which relates to this afflicting event will be eagarly sought after by the public." Autograph letter signed, laminated watermark. Mary Stilson Lear was the mother of Tobias Lear.

    • 2018-SC-073-001: Letter, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney to Tobias Lear, 1799 December 17. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.17,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney writes from Harper's Ferry three days after George Washington's death offering his condolences for this "irrepreable loss" to Tobias Lear at Mount Vernon, Martha Washington, and Nelly Parke Custis Lewis.

    • RM-215; MS-2689: Bill, Keith Smith to the estate of George Washington, 1799 December 18. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.18,
      Scope and Contents

      On May 3, 1800, Keith Smith received the amount above after appearing and proving the statement before George Taylor. "To making 1 suit cloathes (black) for John Anderson £1.16.0.

    • RM-215; MS-2685: Bill, George Edick to the estate of George Washington, 1799 December 20. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.20,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill. For 40 pounds of pound cake at 3/6 for a total of £7.0.0. One basket which contained the cake to be returned to Judy Edick. George Edick signed the account on March 28, 1800, as having received payment from Jim Anderson (likely James Anderson).

    • RM-1168; MS-5903: Orders for the funeral of George Washington, 1799 December 21-24. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.21,
      Scope and Contents

      Orders for the funeral of George Washington. Manuscript copy, 4 pages. Signed by the Adjutant General, William North. "Major General Hamilton has received through the Secretary of War the following order, From the President of the United States." Ordered December 21, 1799, Philadelphia. Signed December 24, 1799 in the Adjutant General's office.

    • A-516.16: Letter, Sarah Craufurd to Christian Scott Blackburn, 1799 December 21. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Greenwood. Craufurd bewails the recent death of George Washington -- "it haunts my slumbers and in the day I can think of nothing else" -- wishes to write Sister Nancy [Ann Blackburn Washington] -- poor Bushrod Washington, his uncle first and "I suppose next his Brother [Corbin] will fall victims to the unrelenting hand of death." -- speaks of Mr. Craufurd's illness and other family matters. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed in a later hand "Death of Gen. Washington mentioned," Ms. badly torn and disintegrated, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Craufurd."

    • H-698: Letter, William Herbert to Tobias Lear, 1799 December 21. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. Name on original manuscript appears as "W. Herbert."

    • RM-940; MS-5491: Letter, William Shaw to Nathaniel Lord, 1799 December 22. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. "Long before they can reach you, your heart and the hearts of your fellow citizens will be made sorrowful by the suffering and melancholly of the death of one excellent fellow citizen Gen. Washington ..." Autograph letter signed, black seal, docketed.

    • RM-215; MS-2688: Bill, William Bowie to the estate of George Washington, 1799 December 23. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.23,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill. For making suits with buttons for Mr. Lear, Mr. George Rawlins [sic] Mr. Sims and Mr. Wilson. Also for making a pair of breeches for Mr. Dowdal. Total charges came too £7.18.3.

    • RM-348; MS-2350: Bill, John and Jason Scott to the estate of George Washington, 1799 December 23. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.23,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill. A.D.S. 3 pages. Addressed to James Anderson. Bill for mourning suits made for family and servants to wear when around the Mansion. Noted with monies received.

    • H-530: Broadside, Funeral procession of George Washington, 1799 December 29. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.29,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. For rendering funeral honors to the deceased General Washington. Appears over names of J.M. Hughes, Ebenezer Stevens, Jacob Morton, James Farlie, John Stagg junr. (Committee of Arrangement). Printed document, mounted on cardboard.

    • RM-917; MS-5448: Letter, Sarah Wilson to Anna Fox, 1799 December 30. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Letter mentioned "We have had great to do in the city occasioned by the death of General Washington. I send you a newspaper wherein you may read the procession which may be of some gratification to you," ... with integral address leaf, Philadelphia postmark.

    • RM-804; MS-5219: Eulogy, Dr. Abigah Richardson, 1799 December. box: 34, Text folder: 1799.12.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript eulogy. A.D.S. 16 pages. Docketed: "Eulogy on Washington delivered in Medway [Massachusettes] D. 1799 by Dr. Abigah Richardson."

  • Manuscripts Box 35, 1800. box: 35, Text
    • A-570.2: Account, Lawrence Lewis against the estate of George Washington, 1800-1802. box: 35, Text folder: 1800.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 11 pages. Lawrence Lewis's account of moneys received and expended from G.W.'s death to 1802, including am't of cash in house at G.W.'s death, amt. pd. doctors, money spent for cake at G.W.'s funeral, expenses on his houses in Washington, taxes, payment of legacies, building vault, for whiskey furnished at sale at Mount Vernon; money received from purchases at sales was main income during the period. Autograph document, copy, docketed, in hand of L. Lewis, laminated. Certified by Alexander Moore, Court Commissioner of Fairfax County, Va.

    • W-840: Inventory, Articles at Mount Vernon with appraised value, 1800. box: 35, Text folder: 1800.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Executor's inventory, original. 51 pages. Listing and appraisal of everything at Mt. Vernon by rooms, including books in library and contents of outbuildings--also livestock, tools, farm equipment, etc. on each farm--negroes--Appraisal sworn to by Thomson Mason, Tobias Lear, Thomas Peter and Wm. H. Foote. Bound volume, 6 blank pages, docketed "Inventory and Appraisement of the estate of Genl. Geo. Washington - 1810 Augt. Returned and ordered to be recorded," silked. Date on original catalog card appears [c. 1800]. Ordered and recorded on August 20, 1810 teste Wm. [Moss ?]. [See under same date a draft of this same inventory].

    • MSS-292: Inventory, Articles at Mount Vernon with appraised value, 1800. box: 35, Text folder: 1800.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Inventory, draft. A.D. 64 pages. Inventory by room of articles at Mount Vernon, with appraised values -- includes contents of mansion house, kitchen, office, storehouse, washhouse, gardeners house, salt house, black smith shop, etc. -- also inventory of livestock, and farm equipment on each of the farms, the distillery, mill -- on the mansion house farm, inventory of articles in barn, greenhouse, lost, fish house, etc., paint cellar -- lists of gardeners tools, linen, etc., and plated ware, etc. -- list of books and pamphlets in library by case, with some marked "Taken by B[ushrod] Washington" and "Mrs. Lewis's property," "taken by G. Washington", and "To Mrs. Washington," -- maps, charts, etc. -- includes number of Negroes owned by George Washington in his own right, "which Mrs. Washington intending to liberate at the end of the present year, can only be valued for the service of the working negroes for one year." Autograph document, draft, in unknown hand, entitled "An Inventory etc. of Articles at Mount Vernon with their appraised value, annexed." watermark. Date on original catalog card appears [1800?], but an entry on page 59 enumerates the slave population "which Mrs. Washington [is] intending to liberate at the end of the present year." Since she signed a deed of manumission for her deceased husband's slaves in December 1800, the date of this estate inventory would seem to be 1800.

    • RM-956; MS-5510: Sheet music, The Battle of Prague, 1800. box: 35, Text folder: 1800.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Document, printed and sold by Graupner of Boston. Sheet music. "The Battle of Prague favorite Sonata forte with Accompanyments. G. Washington President of The United States."

    • RM-939; MS-5490: Songbook, Patriotic music, 1800. box: 35, Text folder: 1800.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Patriotic songbook. 30 pages. Bound manuscript, handwritten by Maria Dickinson. Volume contains patriotic songs (handwritten) mentioning Washington and the American Revolution.

    • H-1293/A-C: Sketch, Monument to George Washington by Benjamin West, 1800. box: 35, Graphic Materials folder: 1800.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Two sketches shows pyramid-like structure surmounted by statue, and inscription below. Date on original catalog card appears [1800 ?]. On a separate page is a proposed inscription in Latin on reverse of cover. Watermark (crown over armed figure), 3 pages.

    • RM-418; MS-3356: Will of George Washington, printed copy, 1800. box: 35, Text folder: 1800.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed copy of GW's will. Signed by Lawrence Lewis.

    • RM-215; MS-2687: Bill, Clerk of Fairfax to Executors of George Washington's estate, 1800 January-December. box: 35, Text folder: 1800.01.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill, Clerk of Fairfax to the Executors of GW's will. First charge recorded in January is for "Recording the Will" for $4.55. Various other fees are itemized as docketing, attorney's fees, and charges for copies of various declarations. Total bill signed by Mr. Deneale, Clerk, came to $12.96.

    • W-818: Book of sales, Mount Vernon property, 1800-1803. box: 35, Text folder: 1800.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      One bound volume, 23 pages. Executor's account of sales, meetings of legatees, etc. -- contains the following: Mar. 5, 1800, list of those who purchased horses and jacks from estate with amounts paid; Oct. 15, 1800: list of sales of cattle, milk cows and oxen from estate with amount paid; undated (see card 4, June 7, 1803): list of lot sales in Washington City; James River Shares, Ashby's Bend land, tract in Frederick, Aris's land lots in Bath, Bullskin land, Chattins run etc. with name of purchaser and price per acre; Nov. 12, 1801: Sale of cows, bulls, steers, jacks and jennets, sheep with list of purchaser and amount; July 25, 1802: private sale with account of personal items belonging to G.W., purchaser, and price paid, purchasers here are legatees and deduct purchase price from estate due them, total amount $1882.50; July 21, 1802: "Payable in Six Months/Sale at Mt. Vernon" list of purchaser and amount, nothing listed to tell what is sold, total $8340.75, probably the result of meeting of July 19; July 19, 1802: dated Alexandria, an account of a meeting of legatees and executors of G.W.'s estate and agreements made as follows: 1. majority opinion of legatees present govern whole. -- 2. not contest validity of will as to property out of state. -- 3. carriages, horses, mules, cattle, sheep, hogs and personal estate except stock and bonds to be sold by executors. -- 4. lands on Kanawha and Ohio be divided and rest of land be sold by executors, NW territory and Kentucky lands to be sold. -- 5. stock of U.S., bank stock, Potomac and James River shares to be divided except one share in Potomac Co. sold. -- 6. agree to sale of James River shares and nine shares of Columbia bank stock; June 7, 1803: "Account of Sales at Alexa. June 7th 1803 of property, belonging to the Estate of Genl. Washn." Charles County land, lots in Alexandria here follows list of other land sold as listed on card one undated (this document was bound incorrectly and has not been detached and the sheets in correct order).

    • W-772: Bill, Timothy Green to Lawrence Lewis, 1800-1802. box: 35, Text folder: 1800.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill, A.D.S. 1 page. Bill for advertising sale of jacks and jennies at Mount Vernon dated Feb. 14, 1800; and for advertising sundries the estate of Mrs. Washington dated June 27, 1802. Receipted for £1.12. by T. Green. Docketed 14 February 1800. Autograph document signed, in hand of Green, docketed, laminated, watermark.

    • 2016-SC-003: Masonic song book, 1800. box: 35, Text folder: 1800.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A manuscript book that contains 12 Masonic songs mostly associated with New England (lyrics only). Also includes poems or songs on George Washington and his death. Northampton, Massachusetts.

  • Manuscripts Box 36, January 1800 - February 1800. box: 36, Text
    • RM-1212.002: Letter, Tobias Lear to John Adams, 1800 January 1. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.01.01,
      Scope and Contents

      Tobias Lear's copy of an explanatory letter from him to John Adams in which he elaborated on Martha Washington's December 31, 1799 letter he wrote on behalf of her.

    • RM-683; MS-4646: Letter, S. Lyman to Mary Lyman, 1800 January 7. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.01.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. S. Lyman writes that Doctor James Craik "wrote a Gentleman in this City, that the General [Washington], with his own Fingers, closed his own Eyes in Death -- this circumstance is a little remarkable, and it showed that he had his reason, and a spirit of resignation ... such was the Death of this great man...."

    • RM-683; MS-4647: Receipt, Expenses for George Washington's funeral, Joseph Haigh, 1800 January 8-February 20. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.01.08,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Copy of account dated Jan. 8, 1800, "For Sundries for the Funeral Procession, in honor of the late Commander in Chief Gen. Washington. Use of a Pall ... $5 / Two Black Cloaks ... 2 / Bier ... 2 / 9 dollars [total]." On Feb. 20, 1800, Haigh acknowledges receipt of payment in Pittsburgh for his expenses at the mock procession. Document signed, docketed.

    • RM-1088; MS-5748: Tribute to George Washington, Massachusetts House and Senate, 1800 January 9. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.01.09,
      Scope and Contents

      The House and Senate of Massachusetts express opinions on how General George Washington should properly be commemorated by the public.

    • RM-1088; MS-5749: Mourning orders, Massachusetts House and Senate, 1800 January 11-15. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.01.11,
      Scope and Contents

      Order submitted by John Read and accepted in Massachusetts Senate and followed by the House to accept resolution to wear crepe on left arm in Commemoration of G. Washington's death.

    • W-1095: Bill, Patton and Butcher to Bushrod Washington, 1800 January 14. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.01.14,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Alexandria. A bill from Paton and Butcher in the amount of £2.6.[7] for leather and shoe thread. (Date from earlier library cataloging; item was microfilmed as an 1808 item.) Document, fragment, docketed by B. Washington, charred by fire, silked.

    • RM-215; MS-2683: Bill, Henry and Joseph Ingle to the estate of George Washington, 1800 January 16. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.01.16,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill. Decr 25th "To a mah[ogan]y Coffin with silver plate engraved, furnished with lace, handles and a coverd case with lifters $ 88." "To sundry charges $11.25." For a total bill of $99.25. Particular charges were for "Hire of the Cochee," "Hire of the Bier" and the "Hire of a Horse."

    • A-471: Letter, Lawrence Lewis, George Steptoe Washington, and Samuel Washington to Charles Simms, 1800 January 22. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.01.22,
    • A-570.2: Letter, Charles Simms to Lawrence Lewis, George Steptoe Washington, and Samuel Washington, 1800 January 22. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.01.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Simms answers questions put by them [see letter of Jan. 20, 1800] as executors of George Washington's estate -- among other things, he assures them they can dispose of personal property and wheat at private sales, but an account must be kept of articles disposed of in this way, and must be included in the estate inventory. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Ch. Simms."

    • W-821/C: Bill, Patton and Butcher to Bushrod Washington, 1800 January 23. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.01.23,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill. D. 1 page. Bill for 1 coopers-axe 6/6. Document, fragment, endorsed on back, laminated.

    • RM-1088; MS-5751: Resolution, Massachusetts House and Senate, 1800 January 31. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.01.31,
    • RM-1088; MS-5751: Resolution, Massachusetts House and Senate, 1800 January 31. box: 35, Text folder: 1800.01.31,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 2 pages. Committee resolution or recommendation to the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They have appointed Fisher Ames to delivera n oration on the "sublime virtues of Gen. George Washinton before the Lieut. Governor, the Council and the tow branches of the General Court;" signed by Moses Gill, Samuel Phillips, and the Speaker of the House. Also assigns John Coffin Jones and Jonathan Mason to a committee to make such arrangements for a public exercise assigned for the 8th of February. Concurred and signed.

    • 2016-SC-042: Broadside, funeral procession arrangements for George Washington, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1800 February 4. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.04,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed document, 1 page. Broadside. Funeral procession arrangements, Haverhill, Massachusetts. "Arrangements to be observed On the 22nd day of February next, agreeably to the proclamation of the President of the United States, For Paying a Public Tribute of Respect to the Memory of our beloved General George Washington, late deceased." A eulogy will be given at Reverend Abiel Abbot's Meeting House. The broadside includes an order of procession and instructions to the inhabitants of Haverhill on proper mourning wear.

    • RM-493; MS-4074: Letter, Earl of Buchan to unknown recipient, 1800 February 5. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 4 pages. Dryburgh Abbey. A letter on slavery and the life and character of GW; mentions Lear, Franklin and Adams. Autograph letter, incomplete.

    • RM-215; MS-2684: Bill, George W. Munn to the estate of George Washington, 1800 February 5. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A bill for 11 items which came to a total of £22.18.9. A particular item is recorded for "Leading a Coffin" which came to £14.10.0. Alexander Smith documented Mr. Munn's receipt of payment in Alexandria on May 14, 1800.

    • RM-1088; MS-5752: Order for copy of Fisher Ames' oration, Massachusetts House and Senate, 1800 February 8. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. House and Senate of Massachusetts committee order to request a copy of Fisher Ames' oration for printing.

    • RM-1088; MS-5753: Draft, orders to thank Massachusetts cadets and artillery, Massachusetts House and Senate, 1800 February 8. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.08,
      Scope and Contents

      Draft of MS-5754. Committee of Massachusetts House of Representatives requests Fisher Ames to thank cadets and artillery of Commonwealth of Mass. in oration.

    • RM-1088; MS-5754: Orders to thank Massachusetts cadets and artillery, Massachusetts House and Senate, 1800 February 8. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.08,
      Scope and Contents

      Order from committee to request Fisher Ames to thank cadets and artillery of Commonwealth of Mass. during his oration.

    • RM-215; MS-2682: Bill, Margaret Gretter to the estate of George Washington, 1800 February 10. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A bill for one shroud which came to $6 and one pall cloth $6, for a total of $12. On verso Michael Gretter (or Gutten?) signed the bill as having received payment.

    • RM-493; MS-4075: Letter, Estate of George Washington to Earl of Buchan, 1800 February 12. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. Philadelphia. Send copy of GW's will and also "The box made of the oak that sheltered the Great Sir William Wallace ..." At bottom of letter is note from Buchan, dated Aug. 16, 1800, bequeathing box to "Washington's University in Columbia." Autograph letter signed, in hand of [Bushrod Washington].

    • W-783: Letter, William Herbert to Lawrence Lewis, 1800 February 12. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Alexandria. Herbert mentions Lewiss note for $1500, payable this week, which may be renewed if necessary -- gives Lewis instructions on how to renew it -- note in another hand, "This note was given by L. Lewis as an Executor to the Will of Genl. Washington and to take up one of the Genls. then in Bank." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, docketed. Name on original manuscript appears as "Wm. Herbert."

    • RM-969; MS-5548: Orders for procession, George Washington's birthday, 1800 February 17. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. Medfield [memorial] Procession to Washington. "The Committee of arrangments [sic] recommend the following order of Procession for the 22nd Instant provided the weather and walking tbe good. Viz-" also, "It is expected that every person will wear a crape or ribband on th eleft arm. Soldiers just above the cuff and citizens just above the Elbow."

    • RM-1088; MS-5755: Order to distribute oration of Fisher Ames, Massachusetts House and Senate, 1800 February 21. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.21,
      Scope and Contents

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts order that members of house and senate shall distribute to clergy and to libraries Fisher Ames' oration.

    • RM-294; MS-2911: Manuscript oration, Royall Tyler, 1800 February 22. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.22,
      Scope and Contents

      Bound, manuscript copy of an oration, written by Royall Tyler, Esq., pronounced at Bennington, Vermont on February 22, 1800 in commemoration of the death of General Washington. Copy signed Mary R. Nowland AD 1812. Inside volume cover (back and front) reads "Miss Mary R. Nowland July 3rd 1823."

    • RM-361; MS-2375: Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Simon Lomers, 1800 February 27. box: 36, Text folder: 1800.02.27,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 1 page. Regarding a survey plat. Date on original catalog card appears 1800 (?) Feb. 27.

  • Manuscripts Box 37, March 1800 - April 1802. box: 37, Text
    • RM-215; MS-2691: List of items ordered for a ceremonial funeral for George Washington, Charles Pinckney, 1800 March 7-April 17. box: 37, Text folder: 1800.03.07,
      Scope and Contents

      Items listed are black crepe, hat looping, material for making two palls, 6 dozen flints, 1 cask powder weighing 114 pounds as received from the arsenal. Total bill was $40.08.

    • A-366.66: Appraisal of property, Lawrence Lewis, 1800 April 26-May13. box: 37, Text folder: 1800.04.26,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 3 pages. Two evaluations, one dated Ap. 26 signed by William Dandridge and Thomas Dew, the other dated May 13 and signed by Jos. Foster and [W.] H. Macon. Both at request of Lewis and Doct. [David] Stuart. Statement signed by Wm. King that the property herein valued belongs jointly to Mr. Custis [G.W.P.] and Mr. [Lawr.] Lewis. The property being valued consists of 2 slaves and several horses. Document signed, endorsed "Valuation of Mr. Lewis's Property in New Kent," mounted, watermark.

    • H-1293/D: Letter, Benjamin West to Rufus King, 1800 May 25. box: 37, Text folder: 1800.05.25,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter, 3 pages. London. Contains Wests comments on proposed reinterment of George Washington in the Federal city and monument to be raised to him -- recommends triangle or pyramid as most durable monument -- should be in prominent place, planted with trees -- monuments should be hollow -- rotunda, and brass pedestrian statue of Washington -- work to be of "monumental simplicity" -- 4 doors and stone coffin. Letter, marked "Copy of a letter from one West=the celebrated American artist in London to Rufus King, Esq. our Minister at that Court on the subject of a "Monument" to be erected to the memory of that illustrious citizen - George Washington, was obligingly handed us by a gentleman for publication - From Gazette of the United States and Daily Advertizer, Dec. 22, 1800". [Appended is a copy of "A Resolution of the Old Congress," describing the type of monument to be erected to Washington.]

    • RM-790; MS-5196: Letter, Lawrence Lewis to Clement Biddle, 1800 August 8. box: 37, Text folder: 1800.08.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Concerning the collection of funds due George Washington's estate in Philadelphia. "What ever money you may receive please credit the Estate of Genl. Washington with it as also any money that may be paid you by Judge Bushrod Washington, a statement of which please forward me at this place." Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

    • RM-530; MS-4537: Summons to Fairfax County Court, Tobias Lear, 1800 December. box: 37, Text folder: 1800.12.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. "On motion of David Stuart ordered that Tobias Lear, Adm. of the Estate of Geo. A. Washington deceased by summoned to appear at the next Court and give Counter Security or Deliver up all and Singular the decendents Estate." This copy signed by George Deneale, Clerk.

    • RM-53; MS-4538.1: Estate account, George Augustine Washington with Tobias Lear, 1801 January. box: 37, Text folder: 1801.01.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 6 pages. Account copy of "The Estate of George A. Washington in acct. with Tobias Lear, Administrator." An acct. of GAW's estate transactions as kept by Lear. Also included are copies of court documents ordering debts to be paid to the estate (dated Jan. 1801); acknowledgement of examination of the acct. (dated April 14, 1801); and an order for the acct. to be recorded (dated April 21, 1801). Document signed, on George Washington's water mark paper.

    • A-456.5: Bail bond, George Steptoe Washington, 1801 April 6. box: 37, Text folder: 1801.04.06,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Bail Bond of George Steptoe Washington for $200. Dated 1801 April 6, and docketed "McCormick vs. Washington Bond," signed by George Tate and George S. Washington, witnessed by Benj. Stephenson. Document, docketed "McCormick vs. Washington Bond," signed by George Tate and George S. Washington, witnessed by Benj. Stephenson, laminated.

    • RM-530; MS-4539: Estate statement to Fairfax County Court, Tobias Lear, 1801 May 16. box: 37, Text folder: 1801.05.16,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. "I hereby relinquish the Administration of the Estate of the late George Augustine Washington and agreeably to an order of the Court of Fairfax County, and deliver up all and Singular the Decendents Estate which has come to my hand as Admr."

    • RM-530; MS-4540: Letter, Tobias Lear to Fairfax County Court, 1801 May 16. box: 37, Text folder: 1801.05.16,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. To the Justice of the court of Fairfax County. Further explains his resignation as the administrator of George A. Washington's estate. Turned papers and bonds over to Burwell Bassett who is ready to become the new administrator. Docketed on reverse. Torn corner.

    • A-366.68: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Charles Simms, 1801 August 21. box: 37, Text folder: 1801.08.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Autograph letter signed, mounted, watermark (1794), with part of cover. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington." Encloses note for $875. for discount at the bank, and intends to present the necessary draft on Monday next.

    • W-1238/C: Letter, Lawrence Lewis to George Blagden, 1801 December 28. box: 37, Text folder: 1801.12.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Lewis gives the account with Blagden as it now stands, taken from papers of Dr. Thornton's -- £26.8.11 1/2 Maryland money is still due him -- Lewis asks Blagden to send authenticated vouchers for repayment of moneys expended so that the late General Washingtons heirs will be see the justification for the expense. Autograph letter signed, endorsed by Lewis, 2 p. covered with figures, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Lawr. Lewis."

    • W-1250/B-K: Estate documents, George Washington's estate, 1801-1836. box: 37, Text folder: 1801.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Estate documents, 10 documents.

      Memoranda of payments made, etc. by L[awrence]? Lewis as executor of estate--includes $1000 for hire of a vessel the "Hene. and Patsey"--also, 2 orders given to Thos. Peter on Samuel Hamilton, W-1250/B;

      Account, rec'd of N. Lee on account of Sheppard Pd. cash for negroes, etc., W-1250/C;

      Account, Includes $500.00 "By cash of A. McLean," and $100 "By costs recovered on Tomlinson's case," W-1250/D;

      Account, notes due with interest, W1250/E;

      Account, Lawrence Lewis with estate, Debit and credit of $16,037.30 -- including "By balance due me as Executor -- $1,0872.69" and "By this sum due me as creditor legatee $5,138.61." etc., W-1250/F;

      Account, Mathew Ranson in account with executors, record of payment due with interest, etc., W-1250/H;

      Sums credited to estate, Amt. received and amts. not received [for purchases at sales], W-1250/I;

      Purchasers at private sale of Washington estate including amounts of purchases of each individual, W-1250/J;

      Receipt, Peyton Drew to Robert Lewis, W-1250/?

      W-1250/K, A.D.S. 2 pages. Commissioner's report. Upon order of Court of Fairfax Cty., has settled joint and separate accounts of Lawrence Lewis and Bushrod Washington, acting executors of G.W. estate--1st, a balance of $3670.76 due L. Lewis in capacity as sole executor before any of others quailified--2nd, acct of Bush. Washington with estate, showing indebtedness of $2017.94, exclusive of 9 shares of Bank of Potomac--3rd, general acct. of acting executors representing whole transactions with balance due the Executors of $15,707.95,--including commissions--charges executors with full acct. of sales, $124,928.01--credit them with sums not pd. by purchasers, esp. $15,125.00 for purchases of lands by late Col. Thomas Lee as guarding of Corbin Washington's children, "which purchase their present Guardian did not think himself at liberty to confirm, whereby there is a suit now pending in the High Court of Chancery of Virginia, consequently this as well as other matters, relative to the Estate remain open "till a further settlement."

    • RM-842; MS-5296: Account, George Lewis with John Ferneyhough, 1801-1802. box: 37, Text folder: 1801.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Account, D. 1 1/4 pages. Ferneyhough lists various services he provides for Lewis, being work done on Lewis's chariot - its wheels, springs, boots, doors, etc. Docketed.

    • A-570: Account book, settlement of George Washington's estate, 1801-1806. box: 37, Text folder: 1801.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Account book, settlement of the estate of George Washington. A.D. 32 pages. Accounts of various people associated with the estate, including money for hire of negroes - "Statement of the accounts of the several legatees for the purpose of explaining them." Autograph document, mostly in hand of Bushrod Washington, laminated, watermarks, no cover, torn or clipped pages included.

    • R-230; MSS-1016: Letter, William Stuart to David Stuart, 1802 January 20. box: 37, Text folder: 1802.01.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. New Kent. Concerns a shipment of wheat ... no demand for wheat or corn ... cider here for Mrs. W-n; will send some to Norfolk at first opportunity ... Had to get a new cog wheel for the mill ... Richmond market full of meat of all kind; cattle and sheep still on my hands ... Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

    • RM-425; MS-2663: Letter, Bushrod Washington, Jr. to Francis Worthington, 1802 January 24. box: 37, Text folder: 1802.01.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Stafford City, VA. Autograph letter signed, integral cover. Concerning receipts for western lands. Addressed to Col. Thomas Francis Worthington, at Chilicothe N.W. Territory.

    • W-1310/B.76: Letter, Richard Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1802 March 25. box: 37, Text folder: 1802.03.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Fort Washington. Complains of dullness of "this accursed Country"--reference to someone whose gloomy countenance "cannot bear the appearance of Happiness"--longs to be with her and "my dear Boy" [Bushrod Blackburn ?,] but fears 2 years separation are necessary--expects to be dealt with by strict letter of the law--hasnt heard from Tommy [Blackburn, Jr.]--would rather see him idle at Rippon Lodge than where he is. Autograph letter signed, cover fragment laminated to letter, directed "Via Fredericksburg To [ ] X Roads," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "R. S. Blackburn."

    • RM-683; MS-4648: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Lawrence Washington, 1802 April 2 . box: 37, Text folder: 1802.04.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Walnut Farm. Concerning the execution of the estates of Bushrod's father, John Augustine Washington, and Lawrence Augustine's father, Samuel Washington, both deceased. Bushrod writes, "I have never condemned you for demanding of the executors of your father ... a settlement of their accounts, and altho' I thought it unkind to institute a suit ag[ainst] me ..." Bushrod is nevertheless willing to settle the matter. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

    • RM-683; MS-4649: Letter, Lawrence Augustine Washington to Samuel Washington, 1802 April 26. box: 37, Text folder: 1802.04.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rich Woods. Lawrence A. Washington proposes to Samuel Washington that he meet at Richwoods with Bushrod Washington to discuss debts extending from the estates of their fathers, Charles Washington and John Augustine Washington I, respectively. "You will therefore, at once see the necessity of your ... attendance, to exonerate yourself, from as much of the weight of that business as possible." Name on original manuscript appears as "Lawrence A. Washington."

  • Manuscripts Box 38, May 1802 - February 1804. box: 38, Text
    • RM-619; MS-4527.1: Letter, Thomas Law to John Law, 1802 May 23. box: 38, Text folder: 1802.05.23,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Reporting on the death of Martha Washington the day before. Suffering protracted fever, MW prepared for death "with fortitude and resignation"; gave advice to her grandchildren, took the sacrament and directed a chosen white gown be brought out. The funeral would be Tuesday (two days hence). Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

    • RM-683; MS-4650: Letter, Lawrence Augustine Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1802 May 26. box: 38, Text folder: 1802.05.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Rich Woods. Having received Bushrod's letter of April 2, 1802 re-settlement of his father's estate (John Augustine Washington), Lawrence Augustine feels "...a perfect willingness to enter into a settlement of our business, with any Gentleman you may choose to designate for that purpose. And I can assure you, that every light I possess shall be thrown on the subject."

    • MSS-290: Inventory of property, final draft, Martha Washington, 1802 May-July. box: 38, Text folder: 1802.05.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 19 pages. Final draft. Contains acct. of cash on hand, money in hands of Clement Biddle, notes due and paid--inventory of articles at Mt. Vernon and value (many are missing from here which appear, crossed off, on the first draft)--lists articles in mansion house, kitchen, servants hall, etc. Autograph document, Final draft, in unknown hand, entitled "Inventory of Property that belonged to Mrs. Martha Washington, Taken the 24th of May and Eleventh of July 1802," final draft, watermark.

    • MSS-289: Inventory of property, draft, Martha Washington, 1802 May-July. box: 38, Text folder: 1802.05.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 20 pages. Contains acct. of cash on hand, money in hand of Clement Biddle, notes due and pd.--inventory of articles at Mt. Vernon and value (many are crossed off and do not appear in final draft)--articles in mansion house, kitchen, servants hall, wash house, etc. Autograph document, Draft, in unknown hand, entitled "Inventory of Property that belonged to Mrs. Martha Washington Taken the 24th of May and Eleventh of July 1802," 1st draft.

    • RM-215; MS-2690: Bill, John Lightfoot to Lawrence Lewis, 1802 June 16. box: 38, Text folder: 1802.06.16,
      Scope and Contents

      Docketed on verso "$35 June 16, 1802" and "To building a Vault at Mount Vernon $35.00" and "Recd the above amount in full (signed) John M. Lightfoot."

    • W-815: Account of articles sold, estate of George Washington, 1802 July 21. box: 38, Text folder: 1802.07.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 7 pages. In hand of Albin Rawlins, an account of articles sold at the July 21st sale on six months credit (See "Book of Sales and of Mount Vernon Property"). This appears to be a rough draft (made at the time of auction) of the list entered in this executors' account book -- Rawlins' list gives name of purchaser, item and price; sale of chariot and harness, coachee, horses, clover machine, sheep, bulls, cows, calves, steers, marquee, tents, saddles, canteen, tin machine, saws and other tools, malt mill, "The Knight of Malta," reams of paper, wax, French horn, pump, locks, tool chest, hoes, sheet copper, old iron, rope, etc., copying press, yawl [an incomplete summary of the contents]. On last sheet are lists of names and figures, probably a scratch sheet. Autograph document, in hand of A. Rawlins, laminated. This doc. is NOT part of the "Book of Sales of Mt. V. Prop." but a separate doc.

    • MSS-680: Letter, George Deneale to Colonel May, 1802 July 21. box: 38, Text folder: 1802.07.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Alexandria. Unable to buy any good furniture at sale [of Mrs. Washington's estate]--all worth having previously divided among legatees--George Washington Parke Custis's inheritance of wine--purchased one of four large paintings at sale, view of Great falls of Potomack. Autograph letter signed, docketed "Copy Letter to Colo. May." Name on original manuscript appears as "G. Deneale."

    • RM-457; MS-3500: Estimate of the sales of land to the legatees of George Washington's estate, 1802 July - 1803 June. box: 38, Text folder: 1802.07.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 16 pages. "Rough estimate of the sales of the estate purchased by the Legatees in order to give an idea of their relative situation to each other and to them (?) who will be creditors and who debtors." Accounts of the following individuals: Bushrod Washington, Howell Lewis, Lawrence Lewis, Alexander Spotswood, G. W. P. Custis, Robt. Lewis, Wm. A. Washington, Col. Thomas Lee, Wm. Robinson, Samuel Washington, Mrs. Law, Geo. A. Washington heirs, Thornton Washington heirs, Thomas Peter, Charles Carter, G. S. Washington, Fielding Lewis, Nicholas Fitzhugh, Dr. Peyton, Lawrence A. Washington, Burdet Ashton, Andrew Parks, Corbin Washington heirs, John Thornton.

    • RM-683; MS-4651: Bond, Warner Washington to John Frey, 1802 August 30. box: 38, Text folder: 1802.08.30,
      Scope and Contents

      Bond. 1 page. Washington binds himself to Frey "in the full and just sum of forty two pounds four Shillings and ten pence ..." Two horses owned by Warner Washington (valued at 21 pounds 2 shillings five pence) are being held by Thomas Massir[?], sheriff of Frederick County as security. Printed and manuscript document, signed by Warner Washington.

    • RM-683; MS-4652: Appointment of executors of George Washington's estate, George Steptoe Washington and Lawrence Lewis, 1802 November 15. box: 38, Text folder: 1802.11.15,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 2 pages. John Hewitt, Register of Wills, Washington County, District of Columbia acknowledges that an "authenticated copy of the last will and testament of George Washington deceased ..." has been recorded. Administration of the will is "hereby Granted and Committed unto ... George Steptoe Washington and Lawrence Lewis two of the executors by the said will appointed."

    • W-771: Letter and bill, Timothy Green to Lawrence Lewis, 1802-1803. box: 38, Text folder: 1802.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Green encloses his accounts against Lewis. Mar. 15, 1803 for advertising lands, June 29, 1802, advertising sale of sundries belonging to the estate of Martha Washington. Docketed by Lewis as "Timothy Green's Ac. With the Estate of Genl. Washington." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by L.L., $10.10 P. 86 5 March 1803." Laminated, watermark, postmarked.

    • A-570: Memoranda and resolutions of legatees of Washington's estate, 1802-1803. box: 38, Text folder: 1802.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 2 pages. Autograph document in hand of Bushrod Washington, laminated. Probably a list of papers dealing with the settlement of the estate, numbered, and in many cases contain page numbers, memorianda or resolutions dealing with estate settlement.

    • RM-1115; MS-5798: Letter, Bushrod Washington to unknown recipient, 1803 January 8. box: 38, Text folder: 1803.01.08,
      Scope and Contents

      Mount Vernon. Subject of the letter deals with dispersal of George Washington's property. -- The sale of mules belonging to George Washington which brought more than anticipated -- The sale of Mrs. French's slaves -- The sale of one tract of land, Difficult Run -- The land on the eastern water will be offered at public sale in March -- The western lands should be ready for sale in March.

    • RM-457; MS-3501: Letter, Alexander Spotswood to the legatees of George Washington's estate, 1803 January 11. box: 38, Text folder: 1803.01.11,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter. 6 pages. Alexandria. A lengthy and detailed proposal for the equitable distribution of the Ohio-Kanawa lands. Expresses dissatisfaction with present plan of division. Requests another meeting of legatees at Dumfries; such a meeting however is opposed by legatees.

    • A-749: Letter, Bushrod Washington to William Augustine Washington, 1803 June 8. box: 38, Text folder: 1803.06.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Informs him of meeting of legatees, at which decision was made "to sell amongst ourselves" all Washington's land except the Kanawha and Ohio lands -- lists lands sold and amounts received at sales of June 6 and 7 -- prices better than he expected -- executors to appoint an agent and surveyor to go to Ohio and Kanawha lands and lay them off in 23 parts before the next meeting of legatees -- he is embarrassed for funds -- will write to Dr. Smith about Bushrod [Bushrod, Jr., son of Wm. Augustine Washington]. Autograph letter signed, torn, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington." [See also, "Book of Sales and of Mount Vernon property," 1800-1802 which lists some of same in detail].

    • A-301: Letter, Lawrence Lewis to Robert Lewis, 1803 July 22. box: 38, Text folder: 1803.07.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Alexandria. Lawrence writes that he has received Roberts letter and Winchester's order for $1818. -- it will be placed to Roberts account with executors of General Washington on account of Roberts purchase of a tract of land in Berkeley. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by R. Lewis (?), "Letter from Lawce. Lewis on account of monies received for the Execrs. of Genl. Washington". Name on original manuscript appears as "Law. Lewis."

    • RM-54; MS-2099: Bill and receipt, Hector Sanford Co. to Mr. Washington, 1803 August 18. box: 38, Text folder: 1803.08.18,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill and receipt. 10 gilt arm chairs, $40. 12 Square back chairs, $22., these are docketed as Windsor chairs ...

    • RM-115; MS-2312: Letter, John March to William Augustine Washington, 1803 August 26. box: 38, Text folder: 1803.08.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Georgetown. Autograph letter signed, received $10.00 for one apotheosis of Gen'l Washington.

    • W-1310/B.77: Letter, Richard Scott Blackburn to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1803 September 20. box: 38, Text folder: 1803.09.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rippon Lodge. Returned yesterday from unpleasant excursion to find Kitty ill--glad to hear of Tommy's [Blackburn, Jr.] amendment--fever will prevent his riding to visit her--will wait for her visit and return with her. Autograph letter signed, fragment of integral cover, laminated, directed by Jerry. Name on original manuscript appears as "R.S. Blackburn."

    • A-642: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Richard Peters, 1803 September 25. box: 38, Text folder: 1803.09.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Yellow fever in Alexandria has delayed Bushrods answer --now the "prevailing disorder" (likely also yellow fever) in Philadelphia has convinced Bushrod that no good could result from trying to carry on business -- he writes that the request of the gentlemen of the bar, confirmed by Peters, is agreeable, so he requests Peters to attend if he safely can and to adjourn the Court to the next term. Autograph letter signed, docketed, postmarked "George Col. Sept. 26," integral cover, laminated.

    • MSS-572: Memorandum, William Augustine Washington, 1803 November 28. box: 38, Text folder: 1803.11.28,
      Scope and Contents
    • A-570.6: Account, Free Negroes in Account with Lawrence Lewis, 1803-1811. box: 38, Text folder: 1803.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      This account in Lawrence Lewis' hand is the money expended for food and clothing for slaves during period 1803-1809. "Acct. Free Negroes $1645.05."

    • A-625: Account book, Robert Lewis, 1803-1810. box: 38, Text folder: 1803.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Small, bound account book, A.D.S. 18 pages. Accounts of money received as interest of stock, as part of his claim to the estate of GW. Also, money received on like interest in behalf of Lucinda and Catherine D. Lewis, sale of stock belonging to Charles and John Lewis, Jr., memorandum of expenses, "Memorandum for the year 1805," which describes experiments made in planting crops and the results, "Memorandum of Monies Received and paid away on account of Charles Lewis - John Lewis - Robert Lewis junr. - Lucinda Lewis and Catherine Dade Lewis May - 1807."

    • A-456: Bill, John Beer to Warner Washington, 1804 January 5. box: 38, Text folder: 1804.01.05,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 1 page. Winchester. Bill for £10.4.0 for books, including Morse's Geography, Bailey's dictionary, Bealy's Meditations, Stauntons Embassys, Anarchises, and Ferguson's [Lectury ?]. Receipt of books acknowledged by Francis W[hiting] Washington for his father Warner Washington. Autograph document, in hand of John Beer (?), fragment, docketed "Warner Washington."

    • RM-54; MS-2093: Letter, Ralph Wormeley to William Augustine Washington, 1804 January 8. box: 38, Text folder: 1804.01.08,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter, Rosegill. He hopes the boxes of medicine arrived safely ... requests Col. W-n to pay the cost of the medicines to Dr. Jones. Name does not appear on original manuscript.

    • RM-493; MS-4076: Letter, Earl of Buchan to George Ewing, 1804 February 4. box: 38, Text folder: 1804.02.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Edinburgh to Ewing at the American Consulate. Conveying to the President (T.J.) the ceremonial oaken box which he had earlier presented to Washington. Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

    • A-308: Letter, Julia Ann Blackburn Washington to John Frobel, 1804 February 11. box: 38, Text folder: 1804.02.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Ann Washington writes to assure Frobel that he will be able to get many pupils if he comes to Alexandria shortly -- several people have promised to send children to him, including Dr. Dick -- she wishes he could come soon -- Bushrod Washington will send his schooner to Richmond for Frobel if possible, though Col. Washingtons may get to Richmond sooner -- she wishes to see him an "inmate" at Mt. Vernon -- he will have at Mt. Vernon her 3 nieces and a nephew of her husband's who lives with them. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, postmarked "Washn. City Feb. 13", broken seal with arm, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "Ann Washington."

    • RM-1192: Letter, Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Mary Pinckney, 1804 February 19. box: 38, Text folder: 1804.02.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages with cover, addressed and wax seal. Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis Lewis writes to her friend reminiscing about her life. Engraving "Mrs. Lawrence Lewis," also in the folder.

  • Manuscripts Box 39, March 1804 - April 1805. box: 39, Text
    • RM-54; MS-2082: Letter, William Augustine Washington to unknown recipient, 1804 April 2. box: 39, Text folder: 1804.04.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rock Hill. To "Dear Sir." Re: bond of the addressee held by William Augustine Washington.

    • A-750: Letter, William Augustine Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1804 April 8. box: 39, Text folder: 1804.04.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Rock Hill. Washington writes that Mr. [Chas.] Carter objects to paying interest on his bond -- Carter claims he was ready to pay money any time -- Washington believes Carter forfeited, by the condition of sale [of Washington's property], any indulgence of 12 months credit. Autograph letter signed, docketed by B.W., mutilated, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "Wm. A. Washington."

    • A-417.46: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Elizabeth Powel, 1804 May 10. box: 39, Text folder: 1804.05.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Bushrod writes to his "dear friend" Elizabeth Willing Powel that when he inherited Mount Vernon, he had to buy "new furniture for all the rooms of that extensive building" and farm machinery as well -- he borrowed money for this and the loan is due soon -- his wheat crop and the fishery both failed, however -- so he asks "with a little embarrassment" to borrow the amount from her, but insists on paying interest which she refused to accept on an earlier occasion. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, watermark (wheat sheaf). Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington."

    • RM-20; MS-2022: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Lawrence Lewis, 1804 May 30. box: 39, Text folder: 1804.05.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Concerns the sale of a schooner and or a slave named Arthur ... has been offered "... $600., or the vessel alone, ...". Autograph letter signed, integral cover, Alexandria, docketed "Judge Washington." Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington."

    • A-456: Bond, Fairfax Washington, Whiting Washington, and Warner Washington to the Commission of the Peace, Frederick County, 1804 September 3. box: 39, Text folder: 1804.09.03,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Bond for $20,000 for Fairfax and Whiting Washington as executors of their mother Hannah Fairfax Washington's estate, to make inventory and deliver all legacies, etc. Partly printed, laminated. Signed by Fairfax, Whiting and Warner Washington and witnessed by the court.

    • RM-971; MS-5554: Provenance for Stuart painting, George Beck, 1804 November 1. box: 39, Text folder: 1804.11.01,
      Scope and Contents

      George Beck provenance information concerning a Stuart Painting.

    • RM-457; MS-3502: Letter, Philip Key to Bushrod Washington, 1804 November 1. box: 39, Text folder: 1804.11.01,
      Scope and Contents

      3 page. Key, Judge Washington's attorney in the friendly suit of Fitzhugh and Peter vs. B. Washington, executor of the estate of George Washington, concerning the sale of certain Maryland lands, prepares an answer to the court explaining his clients position. Included is a letter requesting Judge Washington to make any changes in the text which he believes are necessary.

    • RM-54; MS-2095: Account, William Augustine Washington with J. Fox, 1804. box: 39, Text folder: 1804.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Account, William Augustine Washington with J. Fox. Legal and copying fees include copy of Henry Ashton's will, proving "Fisher's" deed, swearing jury, etc.

    • W-1238/A: Letter, Lawrence Lewis to Bushrod Washington, 1805 January 16. box: 39, Text folder: 1805.01.16,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Woodlawn. Lewis gives an account for $304.30 paid by him to Howell Lewis and chargeable to all of legatees of Gen. Washington's estate -- he is unable to collect from various people whose addresses he does not know, or for other reasons -- Gabriel Lewis has just returned and the Kanawha lands are divided -- asks Bushrod to send him a receipt for $100. paid Bushrod's mother [Hannah Bushrod Washington]. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by Bushrod Washington, and in Lewis's hand "Dr. James Patton in Acct. with the Estate of Genl. Washington," and in another hand "Executor of Mrs. Washington's Estate," laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "Law. Lewis."

    • A-366: Letter, Fairfax Washington to Lawrence Lewis, 1805 February 2. box: 39, Text folder: 1805.02.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Fairfield. Fairfax Washington writes regarding the recently-arrived mourning ring left to his deceased mother [Hannah Fairfax Washington] as legacy by George Washington -- he gives Lewis directions for having it delivered to him -- mentions also a miniature of the general, previously received, that the two items constitute the whole of the legacy left to his mother. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed "The Receipt of his Mother's legacy," mounted.

    • RM-54; MS-2109: Bill and receipt, Thomas Corcoran to Bushrod Washington, 1805 February 6 and 9. box: 39, Text folder: 1805.02.06,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill and receipt. $2.25 for shoes, 9.00 for cossaks (boots).

    • A-660: Letter, Bushrod Washington, Jr. to Edward Shippen Burd, 1805 February 7. box: 39, Text folder: 1805.02.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Rock Hill and Georgetown. Bushrod Washington Jr. writes to Burd about local and regional political battles involving the impeachment of judges, including Judge Samuel Chase of the Supreme Court, and Randolph's treatment of Chase, as leader of the impeachment. Washington also speaks critically of "Duane," probably William J. Duane the politician, or perhaps his father the newspaper editor. Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermark (1803). Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington."

    • RM-708; MS-4851: Letter, Bushrod Washington to unknown recipient, 1805 March 21. box: 39, Text folder: 1805.03.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. To "Dear Sir." Concerns Bushrod Washington's insurance policy on Mount Vernon, from the Mutual Insurance Company.

    • A-456: Promissory note, Whiting Washington to James Milton, 1805 March 23. box: 39, Text folder: 1805.03.23,
      Scope and Contents

      Promissory note. D.S. 1 page. For £78 Virginia money before 15th Oct. -- signed by Whiting Washington; witnessed by Nehemiah Garrison. On reverse, dated April 16, 1805, Jas. Milton assigns note to Robt. Milton. Document signed, in hand of James Milton, fragment, docketed.

    • W-819/C: Statement, Defense of title to Woodlawn, Lawrence Lewis, 1805 April 29. box: 39, Text folder: 1805.04.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 6 pages. A statement as to the title to Woodlawn drawn up by Lawrence Lewis because of a threatened suit over the land by descendants of Sarah Mason Brooke; it embodies Col. George Mason's statement on the history of the lands ownership. Lewis's search of title goes back to William Travers, who by deed from Proprietors, March 22, 1677, got 788 acres. The Woodlawn part of that property was later owned by George Washington (who had gotten it on 27 October 1772) and then willed by him to Lawrence Lewis and Eleanor ("Nelly") Parke Custis Lewis. Autograph document signed, by Lawrence Lewis, docketed "Col. Geo. Mason's Statement," and in another hand, "as to title of Woodlawn."

      Biographical / Historical

      In 1715 Col. G. Mason (father of Sarah and grandfather to Commodore Brooke) died, leaving among other children, by his last wife two sons and one daughter Sarah Mason-left several tracts of land to sons who died under age and their property left to their sister--she married, under age, in 1734 to Thomas Brooke--before her marriage to protect her estate a settlement made of her lands and slaves upon her and Thomas Brooke during their life and heirs of her body by Brooke or any other husband--in failure of heirs her half-brother George--Articles of Agreement between G. Mason and Brooke who gave £2,000 bond for its execution--in 1735 George died intestate--Brooke never executed the agreement but sold most of his wife's land and ran the money, then died--Mrs. Ann Mason, widow of George, brought suit against Sarah and Thomas Brook (deceased) for breach of bond and won--conveyances made by Brooke cannot be disputed.

      Lewis's search of title goes back to William Travers, who by deed from Proprietors, March 22, 1677, got 788 acres--son Samuel conveyed it by deed July 1, 1685 to brother Rawleigh--conveyed by him to William Lambert, Dec. 2, 1692--conveyed by him to George Mason, April 19, 1693--left by will to sons who died underage--descended to sister Sarah who with husband Thomas Brooke sold it to Zephaniah Wade, October 20, 1738--Z. Wade Conveyed 300 acres on Nov. 26, 1739 to Saml. Magruder for Eliza. Spencer--it was reconveyed to Z. Wade on Aug. 4, 1744--Jan. 16, 1745 sold to John Littleton--on his death left to 2 sons and is now property of William Butler Harrison--the remaining part of 788 acres was sold by Z. and Violiner Wade to John Brown Dec. 15, 1739--left at his death to Ann, a daughter who married Charles West--they deeded it to Geo. Washington, Oct. 27,1772--he willed it to Lewis.

  • Manuscripts Box 40, May 1805 - December 1806. box: 40, Text
    • A-660: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Edward Shippen Burd, 1805 May 18. box: 40, Text folder: 1805.05.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Mount Vernon. Agrees with Burd that horseracing is the favorite sport of Virginians -- mentions races in Virginia and Pennsylvania and Washington -- says spring at Mt. Vernon is the "season when nature presents its most pleasing colours" -- admires ladies in the neighborhood "but none of them has enslaved my happiness" -- speculates that closer relations between Pennsylvania and Virginia might be fostered by intermarriage between the states -- mentions Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson's use of hieroglyphics. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, postmarked "Alexa. Va. May 18," torn, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington."

    • 2018-SC-025: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Edward Burd, 1806 January 14. box: 40, Text folder: 1806.01.14,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Bushrod writes about spending Christmas in Dumfries by invitation of "very fine girls," although his trip was cut short when his father came down with gout. He also gives news of the Federal City, which is "thronged with beautiful girls and other strangers," including "a number of Turks and Indians." He shares an anecdote about the Turkish ambassador asking Thomas Jefferson for "six wives" and writes about a dinner hosted aboard a frigate by Jefferson for a group of Native American men. Bushrod also writes of the rising power of Napoleon in France and about the Carters of Philadelphia.

  • Manuscripts Box 41, January 1807 - December 1808. box: 41, Text
    • A-366: Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Bushrod Washington, 1807 January 10. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.01.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Arlington House. The amount paid Dr. Peyton about settles Custis's account to estate -- asks Bushrod to send old bonds he gave at 1st sale to Woodlawn, where he can pick them up, along with any papers relating to his estate the "Forest of Washington," bequeathed him by the General. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by Bushrod W., laminated.

    • A-660: Letter, Bushrod Washington, Jr. to Edward Shippen Burd, 1807 February 7. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.02.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Rock Hill. Bushrod comments on Aaron Burr's efforts to separate western states -- thinks his plan an absurd for one of his intellect and feels he cannot succeed -- Burr should be arrested and tried if any crime can be found -- mentions the costly delays of Congress -- says his fondness for ladies is increased by his high opinion of his wife, Henrietta Spotswood -- makes comments on Burd's romance. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed "Bushrod Washington Mt. Vernon," postmarked "Washington City, Feb. 14", laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bushrod Washington."

    • RM-457; MS-3505: Letter, James Madison to Bushrod Washington, 1807 March. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.03.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter, 1 page. Madison transmits to Bushrod Washington the papers of Fielding Lewis who died before they could be processed. Name on original manuscript appears as "J. Madison."

    • A-409: Letter, Bushrod Washington to James New, 1807 March 10. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.03.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. As Bushrod is leaving home for an extended period he asks to leave charge of nephews John and Bushrod [Corbin ?] Washington, who are in school, to New -- asks New to furnish them with any clothing or other articles they need -- no extravagances -- and 2 or 3 dollars a month pocket money. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated.

    • 2018-SC-095: Letter, John Marshall to Lawrence Lewis, 1807 April 17. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.04.17,
      Scope and Contents

      Marshall writes that, at the request of Bushrod Washington, he is sending "the enclosed letters" (not present) but was unable to find "the letter of Mr. S. Washington to which that of the 2d of April is an answer." Marshall was given access to the papers of George Washington to write his biography. Bushrod Washington and Lawrence Lewis served as executors of Washington's estate and were likely requesting papers back from Marshall in order to settle Washington's account with his nephew Saumel T. Washington.

    • W-681: Letter, Lawrence Lewis to Gabriel Lewis, 1807 July 22. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.77.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Woodlawn. They haven't heard from him in a long while and tax money due -- has he heard of the atrocious outrage by British Admiral Berkley on the flag of the United States [Chesapeake-Leopard affair] -- Commodore Douglas, the Triumph and Melampus, the Bellona and the Leopard, schooner Revenge to go to England with dispatches -- meanwhile seaports to be fortified -- "Something like War this, spirit of 76 up" -- "War rather than a disgraceful peace" -- hopes to see him -- Gabriel "must want more Negroes by this time, I shall have it in my power to furnish you" -- Eleanor (Nelly) sends good wishes, but says Gabriel hasnt answered her letter. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, postmarked Alexa Va. July 22, laminated, docketed, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Law. Lewis." Date on original catalog card appears as [1807] July 22.

    • MSS-571: Letter, Bushrod Washington, Jr. to William Augustine Washington, 1807 September 8. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.09.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. New Port. Awaits confinement of his wife [Henrietta Spotswood] hourly [Anne Eliza Washington, born 1807]--anxious to go to Westmoreland to see about workmen and how house goes along--sure Laurel Grove will be ready for occupancy by time Henrietta's confinement is over--will see him shortly to get things for housekeeping--expects kitchen furniture to come highest--purchases to be made--will get by on minimum this year--can get these articles in Alexa.--for money to pay workman, will sell Mr. Spotswood 500 acres in Ky. [W. A. W-n] offered him--will pay [his father] a dollar per acre--hears treaty has been ratified, if so will enhance price of [ ]--George [Corbin W-n] must look like a married man by now--requests he see that corn field at Laurel Grove be laid down in wheat--Mr. Rose, who holds his note for $400 is to issue writ against him--asks [father] to let him have money out of first crops and he can deduct this from his wheat crop when it is ready. Autograph letter signed, with long postscript on cover, docketed by W. A. Washington "My Son Bushrod's Letter agreeing to give me one Dollar pr. acre for 500 acres Land in Kentucky the half of 1000 Acres between Majr. Butler and myself and to be conveyed in the same way as my Agreement with Jesse Richardson. Sept. 8th 1807." Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington."

    • RM1150; MS-5844: Letter, George Calvert to John Law, 1807 November 13. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.11.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Regarding settling account of Mrs. Law.

    • RM-74; MS-2204: Receipt, John Tayloe to William Augustine Washington, 1807 November 20. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.11.20,
      Scope and Contents

      $1.50 pd. on account of John Chew ... [addressed to Colo. Washington, most likely William Augustine Washington].

    • RM-54; MS-2118: Receipt, Thomas Beall to William Augustine Washington, 1807 November 21. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.11.21,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt for $200. for 6 months house rent ...

    • RM-37; MS-2043: Letter, Julia Ann Blackburn Washington to Sally Sinclair, 1807 November 22. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.11.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Rippon Lodge. Long letter about the health and travels of her husband and brother ... sends this letter by her husband, Bushrod W-n ... regrets Miss Sinclair and Betsy cannot visit her this winter ... Autograph letter signed, integral cover. Name on original manuscript appears as "Ann Washington." Someone had docketed the letter and has identified writer and recepient.

    • RM-54; MS-2114: Letter, William Augustine Washington to Thomas Beall, 1807 December 15. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.12.15,
      Scope and Contents

      1 page. Request for three bushels of corn. Docketed "5 Baggs lent at 3 Bushells each in the car at several different times."

    • RM-54; MS-2101: Bill and receipt, Thomas Corcoran to William Augustine Washington, 1807-1809. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Bill and receipt. 8 entries - all for shoes apparently for the Negroes... 10 pairs for $16.82." Receipted by Corcoran on Oct. 10, 1809.

    • RM-54; MS-2075: Account, William Augustine Washington with Elisha Riggs, 1807-1808. box: 41, Text folder: 1807.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Account. A.D. 3 pages. Docketed. Interesting record of dress making materials... Variety of fabrics represented, gloves, fans, stockings, etc.

    • RM-54; MS-2108: Bill, Thomas Corcoran to William Augustine Washington, 1808 January 14. box: 41, Text folder: 1808.01.14,
      Scope and Contents

      3 pairs of shoes for $3.50. Bill made out by Wm. Parsons for Thomas Corcoran. Addressed to Colonel Washington, most likely William Augustine Washington.

    • RM-378; MS-2464: Letter, Lawrence Washington to William Augustine Washington, 1808 June 9. box: 41, Text folder: 1808.06.09,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Grape Hill. Reports advertisement in Winchester paper of 2 tracts of land owned by A[ndrew] Park. (Lawrence probably son of Samuel and his 4th wife Anne Steptoe).

    • RM-1150; MS-4845: Letter, George Calvert to John Law, 1808 August 25. box: 41, Text folder: 1808.08.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Regarding debts of Mrs. Law. To Mr. John Law, Washington.

    • RM-1150; MS-5846: Letter, John Law to George Calvert, 1808 August 26. box: 41, Text folder: 1808.08.26,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Regarding repayment of Mrs. Law's debts, his proposal and conditions for taking responsibility for them.

    • RM-74; MS-2180: Check, William Augustine Washington to R.L. Elliott, 1808 November 9. box: 41, Text folder: 1808.11.09,
      Scope and Contents

      Bank of Columbia, Georgetown.$2.15 ...

    • RM-74; MS-2181: Check, William Augustine Washington to John Brown, 1808 November 25. box: 41, Text folder: 1808.11.25,
      Scope and Contents

      Bank of Columbia, Georgetown.$30.00.

    • RM-74; MS-2182: Check, William Augustine Washington to John Peter, 1808 December 8. box: 41, Text folder: 1808.12.08,
      Scope and Contents

      Bank of Columbia, Georgetown.$5.00 ...

    • RM-812; MS-5235: List of fees, Lawrence Lewis, 1808-1812. box: 41, Text folder: 1808.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      List of fees against Lawrence Lewis, Fairfax County. D.S. 1 page. Fees owed by Lewis to the Fairfax County court through his business as executor of George Washington's estate. Signed by William Moss, clerk of the court.

  • Manuscripts Box 42, January 1809 - July 1811. box: 42, Text
    • RM-54; MS-2102: Bill and receipt from George Upperman, signed by Sarah Tayloe Washington, 1809 February 7. box: 42, Text folder: 1809.02.07,
      Scope and Contents

      For repairing a wagon wheel.

    • W-807: Letter, George Lewis to Gabriel Lewis, 1809 February 10. box: 42, Text folder: 1809.02.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Fredericksburg. Sends this by Gabriels friend Byrd Willis who visits Kentucky intending to settle there -- George hopes Byrd will look at his (Georges) land there if he gets as far as Green River -- Warner and Gabriel's letter was received -- Warner Lewis speaks well of Georges land on Lost Creek -- would like Gabriel to show it to Byrd -- Gabriel did not like Georges proposal about the division of their land -- attack of gout keeps George home but he will try to get to Kentucky and arrange a better division of the land -- Gabriel's father, John Lewis, is well. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "G. Lewis."

    • RM-366; MS-3094: Check, William Augustine Washington to Dr. Charles Worthington, 1809 March 17. box: 42, Text folder: 1809.03.17,
      Scope and Contents

      Signed check made payable to Docr. Charles Worthington for the amount of $38.00.

    • RM-538; MS-4582: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Julia Ann Blackburn Washington, 1809 April 24. box: 42, Text folder: 1809.04.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Philadelphia. Expresses his happiness that her health has improved, apparently due to the efficity of a medicinal concoction of his own devise. Describes his heavy work schedule of Supreme Court cases and a visit to a circus, which he enjoyed immensely.

    • RM-457; MS-3506: Letter, Lawrence Augustine Washington to Bushrod Washington and Lawrence Lewis, 1809 May 29. box: 42, Text folder: 1809.05.29,
      Scope and Contents

      2 pages. Consents to a proposal for the Dismal Swamp property purchase by Gen. Lee from G. Washington's estate. He believes the proposal will satisfy the interests of the legatees.

    • RM-74; MS-2183: Check, William Augustine Washington to John Wilson, 1809 June 3. box: 42, Text folder: 1809.06.03,
      Scope and Contents

      Bank of Columbia, Georgetown.$11.41 ...

    • RM-683; MS-4653: Letter, Lawrence Augustine Washington to Samuel Washington, 1809 July 8. box: 42, Text folder: 1809.07.08,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter. Hawthorn. Concerns "a box of papers which related to the executorship" of the estate of Lawrence's father Samuel Washington [1734-1781]. Lawrence asks Samuel to help clear the name of his deceased brother George Steptoe Washington [1771-1809] by altering previous testimony Samuel had made regarding these papers. "I feel a confidence ... that this act of justice, to my brother's memory will be done with promptness." Name on original manuscript appears as "Lawrence A. Washington."

    • A-456: Bond, Lawrence Augustine Washington and Comfort Wood to Cornelius Baldwin, 1810 January 15. box: 42, Text folder: 1810.01.15,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Bond of Lawrence A. Washington and Comfort Wood, administrator and administratrix of Robert Wood, deceased, to deliver 4 head horses to "Edward McGuire's Hotel in Winchester," the place of appointed sale of the 2nd Saturday in February. Partly printed, endorsed, laminated. Signed by Lawrence A. Washington and Comfort Wood.

    • RM-54; MS-2103: Bill and receipt, Joseph Milligan to Sarah Tayloe Washington, 1810 January 26. box: 42, Text folder: 1810.01.26,
      Scope and Contents

      1 Bible, $3.00. Receipted by Eben. Macdonald.

    • A-371: Letter, Lawrence Lewis to Bushrod Washington, 1810 February 13. box: 42, Text folder: 1810.02.13,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Woodlawn. Lawrence writes regarding Gen. Lee's account with the estate of George Washington -- he is unable to locate Lees bond -- also mentions statement of Mr. Bassett's account with estate -- in a postscript he says that he found Lees bond amongst the Suffolk papers. Autograph letter signed, with postscript on integral cover, mounted, red seal, (good, with heraldic device). Name on original manuscript appears as "Law. Lewis."

    • RM-90; MS-2238: Lieutenant Colonel Wharton to Eliza Parke Custis Law, 1810 February 27. box: 42, Text folder: 1810.02.27,
      Scope and Contents

      L. 1 page. Re: Col. Wharton acknowledges with great pleasure the gift from Mrs. Law of a waistcoat which belonged to General George Washington. Letter, handwritten, unsigned, no cover, postmark, etc.

    • A-372: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Warner Lewis, 1810 March 24. box: 42, Text folder: 1810.03.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Bushrod mentions receiving tax money for Mr. Turner's land -- will settle with your uncle [Lawr. Lewis] also will get him to sign the power of attorney so he can sell the Kentucky lands which belong to the devisees of Gen. Washington -- gives information of Kentucky lands: deed from Gen. Lee to Washington for 5000@ dated Nov. 5, 1798 -- was recorded in Kentucky court of appeals Dec. 7, 1799 -- gives James Nourse's description of tract of 2000@ on Rough Creek -- Philips certifies to adjoining tract, 3000@ -- Gen. Spotswood's favorable account of the adjoining country -- whole creek navigable -- other claims to parts of land -- one [Woodson ?] -- letter of Dec. 1802 from a Mr. Thomas Lewis claiming interference with his claim -- thinks there is a mistake -- Lawrence Lewis and Bushrod Washington will allow Warner Lewis reasonable compensation for visiting and examining the above lands. (virtually identical to another copy in collection, except that this one has docketing: "Copy of Letter and Power of Atty to Mr. W. Lewis".) Autograph letter signed, docketed by B.W., "Copy of Letter and Power of Atty to Mr. W. Lewis", silked, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington." Photocopy in PS file.

    • RM-9; MSS-2012: Letter, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn Washington to George Fayette Washington, 1810 April 20. box: 42, Text folder: 1810.04.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Woodlawn. Family letter... her health not good; under the care of Dr. Dangerfield ... her friend, Eliza Smith, wrote of the activities of their friends ... Miss Vanderings, Frederick Campbell, P Coleman, Dr. Nelson, Miss Re, M. Randolph are some of the names mentioned in the letter ... Autograph letter signed, integral cover. Name on original manuscript appears as "A. M. W."

    • A-680: Letter, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn Washington to George Fayette Washington, 1810 May 3. box: 42, Text folder: 1810.05.03,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Woodlawn. Anna Maria writes her dear brother news of the "Doctor" [Stuart] and family, a visit at Ossian Hall, and "Aunt Lewis" and family at Woodlawn -- wishes to have thread spun to knit stockings for her two brothers George Fayette and Charles for they are "much more pleasant in Summer than cotton" but is having trouble finding someone to do the spinning for her -- Aunt Lewis has knitted purses for them. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark (RG). Name on original manuscript appears as "A. M. W."

    • Letter, John Minor to David Stuart, 1810 August 4. box: 42, Text folder: 1810.08.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Includes account of fees against Stuart at the end of the letter with entries from 1806 to 1810. Addressed to "Doctor David Stuart, Ossian Hall, Fairfax County." Docketed "Genl. Minor acct."

    • RM-54; MS-2106: Bill, Thomas Corcoran to Sarah Tayloe Washington, 1810 November 2. box: 42, Text folder: 1810.11.02,
      Scope and Contents

      3 pairs shoes, $5.00.

    • RM-188; MS-2576: Constitution, Rules and Regulations of the Mutual Assurance Society against Fire on Buildings in the State of Virginia, 1810. box: 42, Text folder: 1810.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Text, quarto with paper binding. 26 pages. Consists of rules and regulations of the Mutual Assurance Company against Fire in Buildings in the State of Virginia. Same company which insured Bushrod Washington's Mount Vernon.

    • MS-5904: Certificate of freedom for Norman Washington, 1811 April 24. box: 42, Text folder: 1811.04.24,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed form with [manuscript] completions: "City and County of New-York, ss. I [Charles Dickinson] one of the Alderman of the City of New-York, and a Judge of the Court of Common pleas, called the Mayor's Court, ... Do Certify, That on this day [Norman Washington] Residing in the said city a [Black] man exhibited proof before me, reduced to writing, of the freedom of him ... I Do Further Certify that the said [Norman] ... was born at [Mount Vernon] in [the State of Virginia] and that he [was born] free .... Given under my hand, this [Twenty fourth] day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and eleven.]" Includes physical description of Norman Washington; and gives his age as "about Twenty Seven years." 1 page, 20 x 17 cm.

    • 2018-SC-044-002: Note from Bushrod Washington to unidentified recipient, 1811 June 7. box: 42, Text folder: 1811.06.07,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph note signed and initialed by Bushrod Washington, regarding a mortgage payment and deed certification.

    • A-238: Letter, James Neale to Bushrod Washington, 1811 July 1. box: 42, Text folder: 1811.07.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. Neale desires information of Margaret Keith from Ireland, who accompanied Gen. Washington on all his campaigns in the Revolution until 1779 or 1780 -- she had several illegitimate children, of which the writer seems to be one -- he has been enabled to rise in a small degree above his lowly beginnings. Autograph letter signed, integral cover badly burned and torn, laminated, docketed by B.W. Name on original manuscript appears as "James G.W. N."

    • RM-892; MS-5390: Statement of debts, Samuel Washington, 1811 July 27. box: 42, Text folder: 1811.07.27,
      Scope and Contents

      Statement of debts, Samuel Washington. D.S. 12 pages, folio. Drawn up to effect a settlement of a dispute between Lawrence Washington, Bushrod Washington and Joseph Nourse (U.S. Treasury). Includes various members of Washington family and sizable debt owed to John Parke Custis, deceased.

    • W-1459/B; A-320: Letter, David Stuart to Robert Beverley, 1811 July 29. box: 42, Text folder: 1811.07.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Note asking Mr. Beverley to send $26.4 by the bearer. Robert Beverly was executor of William A. Washington's estate. Autograph letter signed, quarter sheet.

  • Manuscripts Box 43, August 1811 - July 1813. box: 43, Text
    • RM-74; MS-2189: Letter, Thomas Evans to Thomas Beall, 1811 August 11. box: 43, Text folder: 1811.08.11,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Introduces Beall to a Mr. Bennett (?) who has proposed marriage to Evans' daughter, who, it seems, has been cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Beall. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Tho. B. Evans."

    • A-366: Letter, John Thornton, Augustine Washington, and Samuel Washington to Bushrod Washington and Lawrence Lewis, 1811 August 29. box: 43, Text folder: 1811.08.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. The heirs of Thornton Washington, son of Samuel, give their written assent to Bushrod to "Dismiss suit against Col. Lee" if the land in question can be sold at good price -- they wish to settle affairs of the Thornton Washington estate. Autograph letter signed, in hand of ? , docketed by B.W. "T. and Sam Washington Rock Hall."

    • W-682: Letter, Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Gabriel Lewis, 1811 October 21. box: 43, Text folder: 1811.10.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Llewellyn. Family matters -- Parke often talks with her about him [Gabriel] -- distance from Kentucky is nothing, as Warner will prove -- Warner with them now but soon to return to Lexington and Logan -- Gabriel's wife and two boys [Richard Bibb and John Gabriel Lewis] -- Mary Ann to stay with Mrs. Lee -- wishes to see him and his family in Virginia again -- wishes he were there to act as nursemaid, housekeeper etc. for her again -- Warner is o.k. at this, but he has a roving disposition and won't remain long in one place -- Howell [Lewis] studying mathmatics in Alexandria -- wishes he [Howell] would use influence with his cousin, "Queen Dolla lolla" [Dolly Madison?] to get reinstated in Navy with more advantageous appointment -- "I have at Woodlawn the finest bed of Mint for Juleps that I have ever seen" -- would brew them for his father's [John Lewis's] use -- sends gifts to his boys and wife -- Mr. Lewis and "my four darlings" send regards. Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermarked. Name on original manuscript appears as "Eleanor."

    • RM-54; MS-2063: Letter, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette to Bushrod Washington, 1811 December 15. box: 43, Text folder: 1811.12.15,
    • RM-54; MS-2062: Letter, David Bailie Warden to Bushrod Washington, 1811 December 20. box: 43, Text folder: 1811.12.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Paris. Offers to act as the go-between for Lafayette and Bushrod correspondence ... also Mr. Graham of the State Dept. if Bushrod agrees to send the GW-Lafayette correspondence ... Autograph letter signed, integral cover. Name on original manuscript appears as "D. B. Warden." See 1811 - Lafayette to Bushrod Wn Dec. 15.

    • W-1250: Receipt, Peyton Drew to Robert Lewis, 1811. box: 43, Text folder: 1811.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt, 1 page. Receipt for recording the Memorial of G. Washington's ex[ecutors] deed "to you." Partly printed ms., fragment, docketed "Robt. Lewis" and "Stafford."

    • RM-457; MS-3507: Summary of a suit against the estate of George Washington, 1811-1823. box: 43, Text folder: 1811.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. A summary of the Cresap suit against the estate of GW, regarding the title to Round Bottom, (Ohio River) sold by GW in 1798 to Archibald McClean of Alexandria. The summary appears to be in the handwriting of B. W-n. The litigation lasted over 15 years and the substance of the suit remained the same. Therefore the absence of a specific on the document makes it difficult to place.

    • RM-431; MS-3406: Bank certificate, John Augustine Washington, 1812 January 11. box: 43, Text folder: 1812.01.11,
      Scope and Contents

      Bank certificate, Signed by John A. Washington for the amount of $180.00.

    • RM-54; MS-2113: Order to pay, George Corbin Washington to Thomas Beall, 1812 February 14. box: 43, Text folder: 1812.02.14,
      Scope and Contents

      Order to pay, Union Bank Geo. Town. George Corbin Washington to Thomas Beall. Pay Thomas Beall on demand $476.10.

    • A-409: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Robert Harper, 1812 March 19. box: 43, Text folder: 1812.03.19,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Mount Vernon. Reports his success with pisé [or rammed earth] buildings -- has built ice house and 2 porter's houses -- Bushrod is "perfectly satisfied with the cheapness, the strength and durability of these buildings" -- considers building a 2 story house for nephew in this fashion on the west of the Blue Ridge. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed "Mar. 19th 1812 recd. 24th," postmarked "Alexa. Mar. 23." Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington."

    • RM-74; MS-2195: Letter, Benjamin Berry to Thomas Beall, 1812 March 25. box: 43, Text folder: 1812.03.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Independence. Describes the merits of 2 tracts of land in Montgomery Cty., both for sale, one nr. The Court House, the other about 8 miles from Georgetown. Autograph letter signed, integral cover. Name on original manuscript appears as "Benj. Berry."

    • R-292; MS-1103: Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to George Deneale, 1812 April 4. box: 43, Text folder: 1812.04.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Name on original manuscript appears as "George W. P. Custis." Mentions a note having been endorsed by Colo. Deneale--unable to collect the money and requests further indulgence--is paying a certain amount and will endorse a note for $500.

    • A-750: Letter, Benjamin Rush to Bushrod Washington, 1812 May 2. box: 43, Text folder: 1812.05.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Philadelphia. Advises Bushrod Washington on his wife's treatment "to complete the conquest which Mrs. Washington has happily made in part over her attachment to laudanum" -- Rush directs a gradual lessening of the dose to nothing -- suggests various infusions, including ginger tea, bitters, spirits of hartshorne, and strong porter or wine -- asks Bushrod to pass on his words that "the habitual use of opium is often attended with the most serious and distressing consequences [including] idiotism and madness" -- he hopes her resolution to be cured is equal to her judgment on the subject of the letter. Autograph letter signed, docketed by B.W. "Doct. Rush Advice for Mrs. Washington", laminated.

    • A-456: Bond, Henry Washington and Warner Washington, Jr. to John Morgan, 1812 May 24. box: 43, Text folder: 1812.05.24,
      Scope and Contents

      Bond. D. 1 page. Document docketed "Washington to Morgan $234.6", laminated.Bond to pay $468.12 with the condition that the bond is void if $234.06 is paid by Sept. 15 1813. Signed by Henry and Warner Washington [Jr.]. Witnessed by Benj. Taylor. On reverse, "By cash of the within by Benj. Taylor Sixty five dollars (signed) B. Taylor, March 20 1813" and "June 18 1813 by Cash of Benj. Taylor Eighty Dollars."

    • W-946/A; A-140: Check, George Washington Parke Custis to James Dawson, 1812 July 23. box: 43, Text folder: 1812.07.23,
      Scope and Contents

      Check. A.D.S. 1 page. Custis's check on Farmers Bank of Alexandria for $145. Autograph document signed, endorsed by Dawson, canceled.

    • A-516: Letter, John Harper to Eliza Jane Harper, 1812 November 29. box: 43, Text folder: 1812.11.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 2 pages. Washington. Harper's name does not appear on original manuscript, but in this letter to his daughter he describes his recent visit to Mount Vernon -- says he was well-received but that the place is quite run down except for the mansion itself -- the garden and hothouses (with their lemon trees) did earn his praise.

    • RM-54; MS-2094: Articles of agreement, George Corbin Washington to John Gray, 1813 February 13. box: 43, Text folder: 1813.02.13,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 2 pages. Gray agrees to purchase W-n's land in Westmoreland Cty. on the Potomac $20. an acre for 800 acres and $10. an acre for the balance pending a survey ... Gray to pay 100 shares of $100. each of Potomac Bank Stock when deeds are drawn ... payments out lined ... Washington reserves the grave yard and 50 ft. sq. at Wakefield to include the spot on which GW was born ... witnessed by Bushrod W-n, R. G. Robb, James Miller.

    • Letter, John Minor to David Stuart, 1813 April 28. box: 43, Text folder: 1813.04.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Previously sent remittance of a balance owed back to him. Discusses a Superior Court suit of Mr. Washington. Addressed to "Doctr. David Stuart, Ossian Hall, near Alexandria." Docketed "Genl. Minor" with date.

    • RM-789; MS-5188: Letter, William White to Bushrod Washington, 1813 July 10. box: 43, Text folder: 1813.07.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. Bishop William White. Concerns a candidate for the ministry, Mr. Milnor, who White believes will be "useful to our Church, and to the Causes of Religion in general ..." White is editing a defense of Church doctrine and will send Washington a copy. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

    • MSS-244: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Simon Summers, 1813 July 11. box: 43, Text folder: 1813.07.11,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter, Mount Vernon. To Simon Summers, Surveyor of Henrico County. Requests him to make survey of some of his land--leave letter in p.o. saying when to expect him. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington". On reverse is docket "Rough Plat and notes of one of Judge Washington's fields." and notation "at request of Judge Washington." There follows survey notes dated July 25-26, 1813, and the two names "John Bryan and Robbert Dunnington C.C."

    • RM-299; MS-2930: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Richard Peters, 1813 July 19. box: 43, Text folder: 1813.07.19,
      Scope and Contents

      The letter addresses several legal questions to Peters and ends with the admonition that the British fleet is expected hourly and "will do great mischief should these ships pass the fort" (Fort Washington) where "the Adams (a vessel), some gunboats and about 2000 men" are understood to be stationed.

    • A-698: Memorandum of agreement, George Fayette Washington and Matthew Ranson, 1813 July 27. box: 43, Text folder: 1813.07.27,
      Scope and Contents

      Memorandum of agreement, D. 3 pages. Agreement for sale of 85 1/2 acres of timbered land and 125 acres cleared land by Washington, near Charlestown -- Ranson to pay $60 per acre for wooded and $40 per acre for cleared -- terms of payment -- Washington to have it surveyed and give proper title. Document, docketed, laminated. Signed by Geo. F. Washington and Mathw. Ranson, witnessed by John Yates.

  • Manuscripts Box 44, August 1813 - December 1815. box: 44, Text
    • A-161; M-977: Letter, Sarah Proud to Sarah Arnold, 1813 September 6. box: 44, Text folder: 1813.09.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Georgetown. A chatty letter containing one of the very early descriptions of Mount Vernon during the occupancy of Bushrod Washington: Went by barge -- 16 miles -- left at sunrise -- the plantation reduced to 4000 acres -- about 60 working slaves besides house servants and 15 or 20 children -- appearance of neglect, need for superintendence visible -- present appearances did not comport with dignity of the great man who left it -- garden contains rare and wonderful exotics, lemon and fig trees, fine apples, coconuts -- gardener a german, has been there 25 years -- house has "a charming situation, with a fine growth of tall venerable trees at one end of it, with seats around many of the trees. There is a piazza the whole length of the house in front pav'd with large square stones. It commands a fine view of the river and adjacent country. We were invited into the "banqueting-room," to see the celebrated chimney-piece, which is superb marble of various colours, exquisitely wrought ..." -- pictures of the present owners, Mrs. Crawford her sister, furniture like that of dining rooms, in addition a large organ and a tall piece of furniture "that I did not know the use of" -- did not see the Judge or Mrs. Washington -- heard her piano sounding at a distance -- she is in very delicate health -- spends most of her time with her music -- scarcely ever sees her servants except her spinners to whom she gives their weekly portion of spinning -- "sister Ann remark'd how well she should like to be mistress of such an establishment, and put things in order, cloathe the naked children, (for strange as it may seem, we saw such) ... We went to the vault where moulders all that was mortal of Washington" -- describes Col. Wharton, death of his wife -- was once a friend -- to meet the celebrated Mrs. General Wilkinson and sister, french women from New Orleans -- has several fine birds, a mocking bird. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, postmarked "Georget Col., laminated, watermark (Amies and a dove of peace). Name on original manuscript appears as "S. Proud."

    • A-456: Promissory note, Warner Washington, Jr. and William A.G. Dade, 1813 October 10. box: 44, Text folder: 1813.10.10,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Promise to pay $460.66 2/3 for value received from John Washington, to Wm. A.G. Dade as administrator of estate of Gwynn W. Baylor [possibly Walker Gwynn Baylor, born Virginia ca. 1780]. Docketing notes it is "Benefit of Mrs. J. A. Baylor." Signed by Warner Washington [Jr.] and witnessed by Francis W[hiting] Washington. Document signed, fragment, docketed "Mr. Washingtons note to Wm. A.P. Dade $460.66 2/3 benefit of Mrs. F.A. Baylor." Signed by Warner Washington [Jr.] and witnessed by Francis W[hiting] Washington.

    • A-698: Deed, Robert Grayson to George Fayette Washington, 1813 November 17. box: 44, Text folder: 1813.11.17,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 3 pages. Deed of land, 309 acres of land in Jefferson County to George Fayette Washington in exchange for payment of 4 bonds. If bonds are paid to Washington in time, deed to be void. Witnesses Matthew Ranson, John Yates, William Stanhope.

    • RM-457; MS-3508: Stock certificates, Snickers's Gap Turnpike Company, Lawrence Lewis, 1813-1828. box: 44, Text folder: 1813.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed stock certificates. Purchased at various times between 1813 and 1828.

    • RM-74; MS-2194: Receipt, Robert Read to George Corbin Washington, 1814 January 4. box: 44, Text folder: 1814.01.04,
      Scope and Contents

      $6.50 for subscription to the Federal Republican.

    • W-769: Letter, Lawrence Lewis to Warner Lewis, 1814 January 6. box: 44, Text folder: 1814.01.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Woodlawn. Lawrence and Eleanor rejoice in his safe arrival -- bank deposit agreeable to promise -- asks him to pay back taxes on land sold Joseph Lewis -- encloses notes of tenants on Rough Creek land -- send his five dollars to Federal Republican to have their paper sent to Warner at Russellsville -- they now publish a daily for $10 too -- news, Bonaparte's complete overthrow, loss of 82,000 men -- messenger from England with peace dispatches, prices dropped at the news -- rumor of a cabinet council to consider peace -- Armstrong the only one for war -- demo.'s upset over Boney's upset -- strange that men rejoice in his successes and upset at his defeat -- our relations with France if exposed would reveal corruption -- Warner's father [John Lewis] indebted to George Washington estate, how to close account -- fears it is not in his power to pay it. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, postmarked, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "Law. Lewis."

    • RM-414; MS-3233: Letter, Simon Sommers to Joseph Lewis, 1814 February 4. box: 44, Text folder: 1814.02.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. He hopes to hear Congress's report concerning the Glebe Land and land in the District, but disappointed so far. Also in regards to new jail in Alexandria, he believes citizens should not have to pay taxes for new jail as they were already taxed for the one in Fairfax County. To the Hon. Joseph Lewis, a Member of Congress.

    • Receipt, John Littlejohn to David Stuart, 1814 February 21. box: 44, Text folder: 1814.02.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. John Littlejohn, collector of the revenue for the 22nd collection district of Virginia, collects duty of $10.00 from David Stuart for and upon a four wheel carriage called a coachee which is owned by Stuart.

    • A-698: Letter, Anna Maria Washington Thornton to George Fayette Washington, 1815 February 12. box: 44, Text folder: 1815.02.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Greenwood. Anna writes to her brother George Fayette of her ill health over a long period -- pain in breast and cough -- describes the medicines she has been taking and efforts to get a doctor from Fredericksburg or elsewhere -- hopes to visit him in summer by packet "if the British will be good enough to keep out of the way." -- writes of her children, Charles and Churchill -- scolds him for not writing. Autograph letter signed, (under cover of letter of March 1) watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "A. M. Thornton."

    • A-698: Letter, Anna Maria Washington Thornton to George Fayette Washington, 1815 March 1. box: 44, Text folder: 1815.03.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. She sends the letter written fortnight ago [see letter of 12 February 1815 -- it was not sent earlier because Jack was struck with rheumatism and could not carry it to Alexandria -- again rebukes her brother for not writing -- her health is improved, but pain and cough continue. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, postmarked "[ ] Mar. 2," laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "A. M. Thornton."

    • RM-398; MS-2534: Letter, Tobias Lear to Robert Brent, 1815 April 19. box: 44, Text folder: 1815.04.19,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter, to Robert Brent, Department of War. Lear writes as official of the Department of war, Accounts Office on official business.

    • A-698: Letter, Anna Maria Washington Thornton to George Fayette Washington, 1815 June 14. box: 44, Text folder: 1815.06.14,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Greenwood. Expresses concern over a report of her brother's illness -- describes her own poor health -- will try to come up to see him if he is still ill -- explicitly prays to the Lord for his consolation and recovery. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed "by Jack Cole", watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "A. M. Thornton."

    • A-625: Letter, Lawrence Lewis to Robert Lewis, 1815 September 22. box: 44, Text folder: 1815.09.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Woodlawn. Lawrence writes to console his brother Robert on the recent death of his son, who was preserved so long to him, which only made the wound deeper -- Lawrence offers Christian consolations -- postscript says that the watch key was received as gift. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, watermark, in pencil "on my brother Robert's death 1823." Name on original manuscript appears as "Law. Lewis."

    • RM-378; MS-2466: Letter, Sarah Tayloe Washington to Robert Beverley, 1815 September 30. box: 44, Text folder: 1815.09.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 2 pages. Third person note to "Uncle Beverley" informing him that some lands are scheduled to be sold for taxes if they are not played. Mentions that certain lots acquired under the Byrd lottery should be claimed for her children. Sarah Tayloe Washington (Widow of Col. Wm A. Washington). S. T. Washington refers to herself as "Miss."

    • A-516: Letter, Thomas Johnson to Reverend Hatch, 1815 October 4. box: 44, Text folder: 1815.10.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed "Gov Johnson and Genl. Washington," written on reverse "Signer Constitution and Sup. Court," and on face of letter "This is from Gov. T. Johnson of Md. who nominated Washington to be Commander in Chief," laminated, watermark (5 pt. star enclosing CS). Name on original manuscript appears as "Thos. Johnson." Johnson encloses one of General Washington's letters, of which he has several, which Hatch may keep -- apparently as a collectible relic.

    • A-456: Memorandum of agreement, Francis Washington and James English, 1815 November 5. box: 44, Text folder: 1815.11.05,
      Scope and Contents

      Memorandum of agreement, D. 1 page. Francis Washington is to deliver 1000 bushels of wheat to James English's father's barn sometime in November -- Washington to be paid 7 shillings per bushel. Document, docketed "English and Washington agt." Date on original catalog card appears [1815]. Signed by Warner Washington, Francis Washington and James English. Witnessed by Reade Washington. Receipt on reverse for money signed by Francis W. Washington, dated November 5, 1815.

  • Manuscripts Box 45, January 1816 - August 1820. box: 45, Text
    • RM-957; MS-5511: Summons, Commonwealth of Virginia to the Washington family, 1816 February 10. box: 45, Text folder: 1816.02.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 1 page. Summons to the Washington Family pertaining to a lawsuit.

    • A-750: Resolution of Virginia General Assembly for a monument to George Washington, 1816 February 16. box: 45, Text folder: 1816.02.16,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 2 pages. Handwritten copy of a unanimous resolution by the General Assembly of Virginia that the governor be allowed to open correspondence with Bushrod Washington to permit the remains of George Washington and Martha Washington to be reinterred near the Virginia capital beneath a monument to be erected at public expense. Document, docketed "Copy of Resolutions for the erection of a Monument to the Memory of George Washington," watermark.

    • A-572.1: Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Eliza Parke Custis Law, 1816 February 27. box: 45, Text folder: 1816.02.27,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. Regrets that Eliza's insistance on journeying in cold wet weather has caused her suffering illness -- Powel hopes she and her sisters won't let their opposite political views come between them -- discusses Mr. Sergeant and Mr. Hopkinson of Pennsylvania, now in congress -- pleased Eliza resides with Col. [Tobias] Lear and wife [Frances Dandridge] -- recounts "a vague report in circulation here" that she and Mr. Law are to be reconciled for their child's sake -- mentions that is in her 74th year. Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermark (dove of peace). Name on original manuscript appears as "Eliz. Powel."

    • RM-1183.001: Letter, Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Mr. Pitken, 1816 April 19. box: 45, Text folder: 1816.04.19,
    • RM-398; MS-2531: Letter, Bushrod Washington to an unidentified newspaper, 1816 July 30. box: 45, Text folder: 1816.07.30,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter, Mount Vernon, to an unidentified newspaper. Bushrod asks that the paper discontinue its ad for sale of part of the Mount Vernon estate.

    • RM-1222: Letter, Bushrod Washington to John Wickham, 1816 August 30. box: 45, Text folder: 1816.08.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Deposited $50 to his credit in the bank of Alexandria.

    • RM-539; MS-4185: Letter, Eliza Parke Custis Law to Henry Jackson, 1816 November 20. box: 45, Text folder: 1816.11.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. To Henry Jackson, Charge des Affaires of the U.S. in Paris. Sending several packets for friends in France. Mentions her engagement to Col. de Greffe, from whom she has not heard since June 18. He has lost his rank and fortune abroad and she is anxiously hoping for his return. Letter will be delivered by M. de Chenney. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, wax seal. Name on original manuscript appears as "Eliza Parke Custis."

    • RM-54; MS-2110: Transfer of land title, George Corbin Washington and others, 1816-1819. box: 45, Text folder: 1816.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 2 pages. Transfer of land title, George Corbin Washington and others. 1816, Jan. 31: Geo. C. Washington to James Magruder of land called the "Lodge" agreeable to Washington's contract with Samuel Fitzhugh ... 1816, June 24: Magruder conveys it to Jacob Wagner ... 1816, June 26: Magruder directs Washington to convey "Lodge" to Wagner ... 1819, Mar. 23: Wagner directs Washington to convey it to Robt. and John Oliver ... 1819, Apr.: "Lodge" deeded by Thos. Beall of Geo. Town to The Olivers ...

    • RM-378; MS-2467: Letter, George Corbin Washington to Robert Beverley, 1817 January 29. box: 45, Text folder: 1817.01.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Reports that it is too late to submit the claim this season. But, if he has a seat next year he will do everything in his power to procure its admission. Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

    • RM-378; MS-2468: Letter, Sarah Tayloe Washington to Robert Beverley, 1817 March 2. box: 45, Text folder: 1817.03.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Haywood. S. T. Washington, daughter of Col. Wm A. and Sarah Tayloe (3rd wife). Letter to her uncle asking for one hundred dollars. Refers to property in Richmond which is rightfully her family's and the Byrd lottery properties. (Great niece of GW thru elder brother Augustine). Autograph letter signed, wax, seal, W-n Family cipher - excellent impressions.

    • RM-730; MS-4917: Receipt, William Fitzhugh to Lawrence Lewis, 1817 March 8. box: 45, Text folder: 1817.03.08,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt, A.D.S. 1 page. Fitzhugh's receipt to Lewis (on behalf of the executors of George Washington's estate) "for rents due on a tenement on the Ravensworth tract." Note on verso records payment "on acct. of Land rented for Free Negroes." Autograph document signed, with notes on verso in the hand of Bushrod Washington.

    • RM-550; MS-4201: Letter, Elias Cornelius to Polly Cornelius, 1817 July 22. box: 45, Text folder: 1817.07.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Long description of his impressions of Washington, including an account of a visit to Mount Vernon. He met Bushrod Washington and later dined at Woodlawn with Nelly Custis Lewis. She presented him with an ivory button said to have belonged to G.W. Autograph letter signed, integral cover. An ivory button accompanied this letter and is in the museum collections.

    • RM-841; MS-4201: Indenture, George Corbin Washington and David English, 1817 August 14. box: 45, Text folder: 1817.08.14,
      Scope and Contents

      Indenture. D.S. 4 pages. George Corbin Washington, nephew of Bushrod Washington, as trustee of George Washington's lot in Washington, DC, sells to English the General's Capitol Hill lots. George Washington's house on Capitol Hill was destroyed by fire during the War of 1812.

    • A-657: Circular letter, Bushrod Washington and Lawrence Lewis to Robert Lewis, 1817 November 27. box: 45, Text folder: 1817.11.27,
      Scope and Contents

      Circular letter, L.S. 1 page. A printed letter to legatees of George Washington's estate regarding Henry Banks' claim to the Kentucky land forming part of the estate -- Banks's claim is good and he has agreed to make equal division of land -- his agent will sell it and divide proceeds -- legatees need either to return a power of attorney in this matter or, if they desire to deal separately, contact Banks themselves. Letter signed, integral cover, (addressed in hand of L. Lewis), laminated). Names on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington" and "Law Lewis."

    • RM-74; MS-2179: Letter, William Hempstone to George Corbin Washington, 1818 January 27. box: 45, Text folder: 1818.01.27,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Montgomery County, Maryland, Medley Hills. Mentions an enclosed certificate [missing] attesting to his Revolutionary service in the 7th Maryland Regiment and Regiment No. 1 ... Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

    • 2019-SC-016-002-010: Bills against the executors of George Washington's will, 1818 May-1825 December. box: 45, Text folder: 1818.05.00,
      Scope and Contents

      8 bills and 1 undated envelope. Bills charged to Lawrence Lewis and Bushrod Washington as executors of George Washington's estate.

    • RM-1102; MS-5778: Letter, Bushrod Washington to William Lunell, 1818 July 29. box: 45, Text folder: 1818.07.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Mount Vernon. Bushrod Washington responds to Mr. Lunell concerning his uncle's, George Washington, character and personality. He describes him as being "comtemplative", "reserved", "distinguished" yet "kind and affectionate" to relatives, and having "consummate wisdom." He mentions his fondness for "rural employment" and skill at managing his plantation.

    • RM-813; MS-5245: Land agreement, Lawrence Lewis and Matthew Ranson, 1818 November 21. box: 45, Text folder: 1818.11.21,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 2 pages. An agreement whereby Lewis (George Washington's nephew) will sell approx. 550 acres in Jefferson County, called Rock Hall, to Ranson for $17,115. The transaction is to occur as soon as Lewis receives the deed; the land was involved in a lawsuit between the "Executors of Genl. Geo. Washington Plaintiff and Gerard Alexander and other Defendants."

    • RM-115; MS-2303: Letter, Bushrod Washington to William Whann, 1819 April 10. box: 45, Text folder: 1819.04.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. To the Cashier, Bank of Columbia, Georgetown. Re: Payment of $300 note. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington." Autograph letter signed.

    • RM-74; MS-2217/A-C: Letter, Charles Goldsborough to George Corbin Washington, 1819 September 15. box: 45, Text folder: 1819.09.15,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 12 pages. Annapolis. Gov. Goldsborough's defense of his congressional conduct in 1814 when the question of removing the seat of gov't from Washington was discussed and a resolution voted on ... a Maj. Peter has charged the Gov. with being hostile to the Capital City ... Name on original manuscript appears as "C. Goldsborough."

    • RM-789; MS-5195: Elegy to George Washington, George Denny, 1819. box: 45, Text folder: 1819.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Elegy of George Washington. A.D.S. 1 page. Written "on board the Steam Boat" "We come, kind Sir, to gaze upon the earth That gave Columbia's mighty hero birth. We come to heave the patriotic sigh Upon the tomb, where now his ashes lie ..." On cover is a signature: "Eleanor P. Lewis."

    • A-698: Deposition of George Fayette Washington, 1820 May 2. box: 45, Text folder: 1820.05.02,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Deposition of George Fayette Washington before WIlliam Waters, justice of the peae in Washington, D.C. -- deposer is the only surviving son of George A. Washington, late a Lieutenant in Virginia continental line -- claim for U.S. bounty lands -- his brother Charles A. and sister Anna Maria Thornton are dead, and sister's sons Charles A. ad Churchill J. Thornton to receive half. Document signed, docketed "Memo. May 2d to ex. and Rept. tomorrow," watermark.

    • RM-61; MS-2132: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Elizabeth Scott Rankin, 1820 August 19. box: 45, Text folder: 1820.08.19,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter. Is returning the shoes which are not Mrs. Washington's ... please return to rightful owner ... Name does not appear on original manuscript.

  • Manuscripts Box 46, September 1820 - December 1820. box: 46, Text
    • RM-857; MS-5313: Account, James Taylor to George Fayette Washington, 1820 October 17-1827 December 31. box: 46, Text folder: 1820.10.17,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 2 pages. Account of payment due Taylor from Washington mostly on taxes that Taylor had paid on behalf of Washington in Kentucky and Ohio. Possibly George Fayette Washington. Autograph document signed, docketed. Name on original manuscript appears as "George F. Washington."

    • RM-691; MS-4703: Letter, Betty Lewis Carter to Lawrence Lewis, 1820 October 25. box: 46, Text folder: 1820.10.25,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Lynchburg. Distressed over his illness -- Nelly Custis Lewis away from Woodlawn. Mentions Washington Custis going to the aid of a relative in Mississippi. Other family news. Autograph letter signed, integral cover. Name on orginal manuscript appears as " B. Carter."

    • RM-647; MS-4578: Letter, Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Dr. Parrish, 1820 November 7. box: 46, Text folder: 1820.11.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 2 pages. Writing in the third person, Eleanor expresses her gratitude for Dr. Parrish's treatment of her "suffering child" and encloses payment for his services. Dr. Parrish noted Mrs. Lewis' connection with GW and the identity of the child [Agnes] who died under his care. Autograph letter, integral cover.

    • RM-293; MS-2910: Visitor account, M.R. Nowland, 1820 November 12. box: 46, Text folder: 1820.11.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D.S. 2 pages. Labeled at top "Extract." Description of visit to gardens, greenhouses and tomb. Visit was probably conducted by John C. Ehlers. Autograph document signed, laminated.

  • Manuscripts Box 47, January 1821 - December 1821. box: 47, Text
    • RM-789; MS-5189: Letter, Dr. Alexander Moore to Bushrod Washington, 1821 January 15. box: 47, Text folder: 1821.01.15,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 12 pages. Shirley, Virginia. Moore speaks of his philosophies of life and death: "Death .. is ... the brightest and most glorious moment to man .. if death was the body's enemy, it was the soul's good friend." Discusses his ideas about a treatment for yellow fever which Moore "accidently" discovered in 1817. It involves the use of mercury and calomel. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

    • A-456: Bond, Warner Washington and Perrin Washington to Joshua Gore, 1821 January 18. box: 47, Text folder: 1821.01.18,
      Scope and Contents

      D.S. 1 page. Bail bond of Warner Washington [Jr.] for $687.10, issued by the clerk's office of the Supreme Court of Law of Frederick county, because of a debt to Alexander Porter -- returnable the first Monday in February Signed by Warner and Perrin Washington. A printed form with manuscript additions. Document signed, partly printed.

    • RM-789; MS-5190: Letter, Dr. Alexander Moore to Bushrod Washington, 1821 February 4. box: 47, Text folder: 1821.02.04,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 5 pages. Shirley, Virginia. Moore explains that he wishes to leave Virginia and return to South Carolina, where "I meet with encouragment in my profession, and great civility in my social intercourse with an enlightened and polished people." Claims that he is "without money," he asks Washington to lend him money to travel to South Carolina. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

    • A-750: Letter, William Washington, Jr. to George Corbin Washington, 1821 April. box: 47, Text folder: 1821.04.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Princeton. William writes to his half brother requesting money to pay spring session bill at school (as he had to do in the fall) and some doctor bills -- he has written home for money, but there seems to be no money in Westmoreland -- he has been ill -- will try to see Judge Bushrod Washington who is in Trenton. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed "W.A. Washington Jr.", laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "Wm. A. Washington."

    • 2018-SC-076-002: Check, John Augustine Washington II to N. Herbert, 1821 May 16. box: 47, Text folder: 1821.05.16,
      Scope and Contents

      A mansucript check for cash of the Bank of Potomac, signed by John Augustine Washington II. To be paid to N. Herbert of Alexandria for dividends due on his stock.

    • RM-457; MS-3509: Letter, Abraham Fleaharty to Lawrence Lewis, 1821 May 19. box: 47, Text folder: 1821.05.19,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter, 2 pages. Mason Co. on the Kanawa. As the sole tenant of this parcel of land Fleaharty requests the position of manager. He pleads his case with true rustic eloquence. Mentions having salt on property.

    • A-456: Bond, Warner Washington, Perrin Washington, and Reade Washington to Alexander Porter, 1821 June 1. box: 47, Text folder: 1821.06.01,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Bond for $750.22 for Warner Washington [Jr.] to deliver 10 head of horses to court house in Winchester on July 2. Signed by all three Washingtons. Document, partly printed, docketed "Porter ass vs. ? Washington D Bond 18th Oct. [Natirisel ?] and Jud. 618" and "Notice given to all parties on the 21st day of Sept. to 4th day of October Court", laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as " Warner Washington."

    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Lorenzo Lewis, 1821 December 31. box: 47, Text folder: 1821.12.31,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Woodlawn. Angela [about 8 yrs. old] writes to her brother of visitors to their home -- their sister [Parke] is away at a wedding at Mrs. Van Ness's -- their mother, E.P. Lewis, adds her own note to Lorenzo on the verso -- she writes that a letter from him to Ped [Angela] would give her much pleasure -- did he receive $5 she sent in a letter before Christmas? -- Parke is in Washington for the wedding -- concludes with family news. Autograph letter signed, integral cover in hand of E.P. Lewis, postmarked "Alexa Jan. 1", torn and mutilated, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "M. E. A. Lewis." Date on original catolog card appears as 1821 [Dec.] 31 Monday.

  • Manuscripts Box 48, January 1822 - March 1823. box: 48, Text
    • A-226; H-1210: Land paper, to Palemon H. Winchester by James Monroe, 1822 January 7. box: 48, Text folder: 1822.01.07,
    • RM-54; MS-2120: Receipt, William Thomson to George Corbin Washington, 1822 April 4. box: 48, Text folder: 1822.04.04,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt for corporation taxes pd. by Washington for Thomas and Ann Beall and for himself.

    • A-833: Letter, Charles Ruggles to Sarah Ruggles, 1822 April 28. box: 48, Text folder: 1822.04.28,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 4 pages. Washington. Early description of Mount Vernon--went to visit Mt. V. with Mr. Sibley of Michigan and Mr. Schoolcraft, author and minerologist--custom seems to be to go thru mansion and around grounds with no ceremony, no matter whether Judge W. and family are there or not--"The house is of wood - old, plain and has rather a gothic appearance ... A stranger is struck with the plainness, and I may add, the stiffness of appearance by which the whole is characterized."--"The changes [since G.W.'s death] which have taken place are ... chiefly produced by decay - few from purposed alteration; and on the whole one would be led to think that the General paid no great regard to ornament and that whatever he attempted in that way he was unsuccessful."--exotic fruits and flowers in green house--"Many of the ornamental trees and shrubs appear to have been planted promiscuously, without order or regularity. This was far more agreable to my eye than the sharp points and angles in which the box borders of the garden were arranged--plucked a piece of cedar from G.W.'s tomb. Autograph letter signed, watermark. Early description of Mount Vernon.

    • RM-791; MS-5197: Letter, Richard Peters to Bushrod Washington, 1822 May 24. box: 48, Text folder: 1822.05.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Belmont. Discussion of slavery: "Some Legalized Kidnappers might be usefully employed in scouring our State of all your fugitive slaves; and if you could colonize all the sooty race, nothing better could be done." Peters is angered at the abolitionists, those "antiflagellating benevolents". Finally, Peters hopes Washington regains his health, "so that you may be strong, and work hard on your colonization Scheme; so that all [the slaves] may be returned to the happy regions of their forefathers..." Mentions Bushrod's "malady," lamenting that "your appetite was often your worst enemy; and its indulgence in improper gratifications has often nourished, in place of destroying your disease... I once knew a hardy Scotchman killed, when convalescent and recovering from a bilious complaint, by gratifying his appetitite in the treat of a boiled scotch herring." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

    • A-735: Early description of Mount Vernon, unknown author, 1822 June 15. box: 48, Text folder: 1822.06.15,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L. 4 pages. Fairfax County. Early description of Mount Vernon in an unsigned, incomplete letter -- description of house -- "The whole structure has lately undergone a thorough repair and has in every respect the same appearance as when the General died, except a small portico which the Judge has erected at the south end of the mansion." -- description of bowling green and trees, gardens, and exotic plants -- description of main hall and key to Bastille -- "The Judge now uses the General's study as a dining room. The General's library contains a huge and handsome collection of Books." -- American and fallow deer on the estate. Autograph letter, incomplete, unsigned, laminated. Name does not appear on original manuscript.

    • W-1264: Public notice, Bushrod Washington, 1822 July 4. box: 48, Text folder: 1822.07.04,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 1 page. Printed notice of July 4, 1822 over Bushrod Washington's name, forbidding permission to steam boat parties and other groups to use Mt. Vernon for "eating, drinking and dancing parties" -- "unpleasant circumstances" led to his notice -- "respectable strangers" can still continue to visit, except on Sundays -- below this is printed a later form letter stating that the published notice has been ignored and he intends to sue boat companies who bring parties to Mt. Vernon -- on reverse is "Copy of Mr. Scott's statement of the debt due Tracy." in hand of Bushrod Washington -- the account covers 1824-1826. Document, printed, docketed "Mr Scott's statement of bal. due 1 Jany 1826" and "Bushrod Washington protest against making Mt. Vernon a dance and lunch [ ] 1822." [On reverse is "Copy of Mr. Scott's statement" 1826 Jan. 1].

    • 2018-SC-016-005: Letter, Catharine Wager to Charlotte Griggs, 1823 January 2. box: 48, Text folder: 1823.01.02,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Harpers Ferry to Charles Town. Letter about the preparation of a wedding cake.

    • A-698.7: Letter, Bushrod Washington and Lawrence Lewis to George Fayette Washington, 1823 January 3. box: 48, Text folder: 1823.01.03,
      Scope and Contents

      L.S. 1 page. Printed circular letter requesting agreement of legatees of George Washington's estate to bring suit in court of District of Columbia in order to settle and pay out remaining assets of estate -- signed by Bushrod Washington and Lawrence Lewis -- a note is added in Bushrod Washington's hand, requesting to know heirs of Mrs. Anna Maria Thornton [Geo. F. Washington's sister] -- this added note is dated 23 January 1823. Letter signed, printed, with additions in hand of Bush. W., integral cover in hand of B.W., laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington."

    • A-750: Letter, George Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1823 January 20. box: 48, Text folder: 1823.01.20,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Georgetown. George Corbin writes his uncle that he has just returned from Green Hill -- this morning he saw Mr. Beverly who is undecided about selling his [Negro] boy to Bushrod Washington -- Dick is about 18 years old and has resided in the District about 3 years -- questions legality of removing a slave to Virginia by purchase -- advises Bushrod to consult Virginia law on this -- he purchased some of finest English and Dutch cattle at sale of the property of Mr. Wm. Williams of Frederick County. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by B.W., postmarked Georn. Ca., Jan. 21," laminated, red seal. Name on original manuscript appears as "G. C. Washington."

    • W-2: Early description of Mount Vernon and certificate of authenticity for painting of Great Falls, Joseph May to S.A. Elliot, 1823 February 11. box: 48, Text folder: 1823.02.11,
      Scope and Contents

      Early description of Mount Vernon and certificate of authenticity for painting of Great Falls. Also includes copy, same date.

    • RM-457; MS-3510: Letter, Lawrence Lewis to the Superior Court of the Chancery of the Winchester District, 1823 March 23. box: 48, Text folder: 1823.03.23,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter, 2 pages. To the Superior Court of the Chancery of the Winchester District. Answer of the complaint against him by Geo. Wm. Fairfax and others regarding his trusteeship of the estate of Ferdinand Fairfax and Eliza Blair Fairfax. He wishes to relinquish his responsibility due to failing health.

  • Manuscripts Box 49, April 1823 - April 1824. box: 49, Text
    • A-366: Letter, John Ashton to Bushrod Washington, 1823 May 6. box: 49, Text folder: 1823.05.06,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. King George County. Written by a grandson of Augustine Washington, George Washington's half-brother, this letter asks about dividing the remainder of George Washington's estate among his immediate family -- his brother and sister have died, so how should their share be divided? -- Bushrod's reply, dated 1823 May 27, is drafted on page 3 of the manuscript -- the judge gives his opinion of legal distribution of remainder of the estate among heirs of Ann Ashton -- a suit has been brought for final settlement and the courts will decide. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by B.W. "letter and answer." [Bushrod W.'s answer is drafted on back sheet of letter]. [John N. Ashton was a grandson of Augustine Washington, G.W.'s half-brother].

    • A-366: Letter, Joseph Erwin to Lawrence Lewis, 1823 September 12. box: 49, Text folder: 1823.09.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. New Orleans. Erwin writes in regard to collecting an account -- he doesn't want to call on "our mutual friend Johnny Anderson" for payment of his note, because Anderson considers himself a great man thereabouts and he has promised to pay upon the sale of his crop -- "our friend Henry Johnston will be our next governor." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, mounted, postmarked "New Orl. L Sept 15," watermark.

    • RM-115; MS-2305: Letter, John Augustine Washington II to St. George Tucker, 1824 February 7. box: 49, Text folder: 1824.02.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Jefferson. Re: A suit against a "John Washington" administrator of the estate of John Throckmorton. Name on original manuscript appears as "Washington."

    • RM-789; MS-5191: Letter, Richard Peters to Bushrod Washington, 1824 February 22. box: 49, Text folder: 1824.02.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Belmont. A discussion of a legal case, Penn vs. Cline, and Peters' opinion on land speculators. Written on the anniversary of GW's birth, Peters relates that "This day brings into my mind many old recollections, both painful and pleasant" and that he is going into Philadelphia to celebrate the birthday. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

    • RM-927; MS-5466: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Thomas Tod, 1824 March 18. box: 49, Text folder: 1824.03.18,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. "Dear Sir, The object of this letter is to give you the name and place of residence of the gentleman on whose account I spoke to you this morning, as they may escape your recollection. 'William Griffith, Burlington, New Jersey.' Sincerely yrs, Bush. Washington."

  • Manuscripts Box 50, May 1824 - April 1825. box: 50, Text
    • RM-457; MS-3534: Letter, Frances Parke Butler to Lorenzo Lewis, 1824 May 10. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.05.10,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Woodlawn. Expressing concern over L.L's indisposition News of the death of a friend killed by an explosion in a steam boiler. News of several marriages. Visit of Judge Johnson and Edward Livingston; good prospects for the Judge's election. Name on original manuscript appears as "F. P. Lewis (Butler)." Integral cover, wax seal (broken).

    • RM-789; MS-5192: Letter, Richard Peters to Bushrod Washington, 1824 May 22. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.05.22,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Peters writes about publications, sending Washington six copies for his approval before printing. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

    • RM-683; MS-4654: Memorandum of agreement, Lawrence Lewis with Daingerfield Lewis, 1824 May 24. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.05.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.N.S. 1 page. "I this day made a settlement with Mr. Daingerfield Lewis of my private account with my Brother George Lewis and I find exclusive of the property sold by my Brother at Mill Brook he stands indebted to me Five hundred and twenty one dollars and fifty nine cents ..."

    • RM-457; MS-3535: Letter, Frances Parke Butler to Lorenzo Lewis, 1824 May 29. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.05.29,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. Letter with cross-writing. Wishing him a quick recovery from his indisposition. News of the preparations for her impending visit to Phila. News of her household. Integral cover, wax seal. Name on original manuscript appears as "F. P. Lewis (Butler)."

    • W-509: Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Professor Benjamin Silliman, 1824 May 30. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.05.30,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. GWPC's letter accompanies a plate of the States china which is given to Mrs. [Trumbull], the widow of the late Gov. Trumbull.

    • 2017-SC-008-021: Receipt, Sheriff of Jefferson County to Bushrod Corbin Washington, 1824 June. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.06.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Partially printed form signed by Samuel J. Cramer.

    • RM-968; MS-5530: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Burr W. Harrison, 1824 June 24. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.06.24,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Concerning the executors of Washington's will.

    • 2020-SC-003: Articles of agreement, Bushrod Washington, Henry S. Turner, John Hooe, Jr., 1824 August 4. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.08.04,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph document signed in the hand of Bushrod Washington, for the sale of land in Prince William County called Yorkshire Farm.

    • W-1251/A: Letter, Felix Frestel to Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1824 October 27. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.10.27,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 3 pages. Writing in French, Frestel assures Nelly of his and G.W. Lafayette's affection for her -- they bid farewell to America where they have been received with such kindness -- can add nothing to what Georges has told her -- admonishes her to always remain as she is -- respects to her mother, grandmother and sisters. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, endorsed "recommended to the care of my M. friend George Washington Lafayette" laminated, watermark, in French.

    • W-1251/A: Letter, Marquis de Lafayette to Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1824 November 7. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.11.07,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Monticello. Lafayette expresses his affection for Nelly and her brother G.W.P. Custis -- and says he share more when he travels near her at the end of the month -- [This letter is also quoted by Nelly in letter of Nov. 22 to Eliz. Bordley Gibson]. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, postmarked "Char. Va. Nov. 10", laminated, red seal with device blurred, watermarks. Name on original manuscript appears as "Lafayette."

    • RM-637; MS-4566: Letter, Bushrod Washington to William Augustine Washington, 1824 December 12. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.12.12,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Writing from Mount Vernon, Judge Washington provides his nephew with introductions to two Westmoreland Co. judges and gives advice on passing the Virginia bar. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington."

    • RM-1150; MS-5838: Letter, Marquis de Lafayette to Eliza Parke Custis Law, 1824-1825. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Concerning meeting arrangements and introductions.

    • A-671: Account, Thomas Peter with estate of George Washington, 1824-1845. box: 50, Text folder: 1824.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      D. 2 pages. Estate of Thos. Peter indebtedness to estate of G.W.--Receipted to G.W. Peter by John A. Washington, attorney in fact for G.W.P. Custis, surviving executor of G.W. Document, endorsed "Thomas Peter and wife," and "Washington Exer. v. Washington Legatees, marked "No. 21."

    • RM-173; MS-2515: Account, estate of George Washington with Lawrence Lewis, 1825 January 1 - 1833 January 15. box: 50, Text folder: 1825.01.01,
      Scope and Contents

      A.D. 2 pages. Lawrence Lewis's account with the Estate of Washington including expenses incurred by him from 1825 to 1833 for housing, food, clothing, medical attendance, and other items. Lewis states that all his other accounts with the Executor of the Estate are now settled and if anyone should desire to examine same he may do so. "On account of Old free Negroes of the Estate." Autograph document signed, folio size invoice.

    • A-366: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Abraham Small, 1825 January 15. box: 50, Text folder: 1825.01.15,
      Scope and Contents

      A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Received copies of George Washington's letters from Chief Justice John Marshall -- will take them to Philadelphia in March -- proposes terms for publication and fee involved -- the Chief Justice thinks there will be 3 volumes. Autograph letter signed, draft. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush Washington."

    • Check, Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart, 1825 February 25. box: 50, Text folder: 1825.02.25,
      Scope and Contents

      Eleanor C. Stuart draws a personal check for $140.00 on the Bank of Alexandria.

  • Manuscripts Box 51, May 1825 - May 1826. box: 51, Text
    • RM-968; MS-5531: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Burr W. Harrison, 1825 May 4. box: 51, Text folder: 1825.05.04,
    • RM-968; MS-5532: Letter, John Augustine Washington II to Burr W. Harrison, 1825 June 19. box: 51, Text folder: 1825.06.19,
    • RM-968; MS-5533: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Burr W. Harrison, 1825 July 18. box: 51, Text folder: 1825.07.18,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Marquis de Lafayette to Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1825 August 12. box: 51, Text folder: 1825.08.12,
    • RM-968; MS-5534: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Burr W. Harrison, 1825 December 13. box: 51, Text folder: 1825.12.13,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Marquis de Lafayette to Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1825 December . box: 51, Text folder: 1825.12.00,
    • 2017-SC-007-002: Accounts of Lawrence Lewis with Treadwell Smith, 1826 January 11-October 7. box: 51, Text folder: 1826.01.11,
      Scope and Contents

      Berryville. List of accounts for merchandise purchased by Lawrence Lewis from Berryville merchant Treadwell Lewis. The purchases include French brandy, rice, salt, linen, blank books, paper, molasses, cups, pots, halters, calomel, laudanum, and other dry goods.

    • RM-968; MS-5536: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Burr W. Harrison, 1826 March 30. box: 51, Text folder: 1826.03.30,
    • RM-338; MS-3025: Letter, Bushrod Washington to William Brent, 1826 May 23. box: 51, Text folder: 1826.05.23,
  • Manuscripts Box 52, June 1826 - December 1827. box: 52, Text
    • RM-378; MS-2471 A/B: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Robert Beverley, 1826 June 1. box: 52, Text folder: 1826.06.01,
    • A-366: Letter, Samuel Washington to Lawrence Lewis, 1826 June 10. box: 52, Text folder: 1826.06.10,
    • RM-968; MS-5539: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Burr W. Harrison, 1826 August 23. box: 52, Text folder: 1826.08.23,
    • RM-968; MS-5540: Letter, H.L. Turner to Burr W. Harrison, 1826 December 24. box: 52, Text folder: 1826.12.24,
    • 2018-SC-018: Account, Lawrence Lewis, 1827-1829. box: 52, Text folder: 1827.00.00,
    • RM-173; MS-2517: Letter, Bushrod Washington to William Meredith, 1827 March 28. box: 52, Text folder: 1827.03.28,
    • Letter, R.C. Weightman to Samuel Burch, 1827 June 29. box: 52, Text folder: 1827.06.29,
    • A-750: Letter, George Corbin Washington to Joseph Gales, 1827 October 2. box: 52, Text folder: 1827.10.02,
    • RM-789; MS-5193: Letter, Richard Henry Lee to Bushrod Washington, 1827 October 3. box: 52, Text folder: 1827.10.03,
    • RM-173; MS-2524: Letter, Robert Lewis to Bushrod Washington, 1827 December 14. box: 52, Text folder: 1827.12.14,
    • RM-173; MS-2525: Letter, George Hamilton to William Lee, 1827 December 20. box: 52, Text folder: 1827.12.20,
  • Manuscripts Box 53, January 1828 - December 1828. box: 53, Text
    • W-1251 A: Letter, Marquis de Lafayette to Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1828 January 11. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.01.11,
    • RM-862; MS-5319: Letter, Jared Sparks to Robert Lewis, 1828 February 25. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.02.25,
    • A-698: Letter, George Fayette Washington to Churchill Thornton, 1828 February 26. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.02.26,
    • Rm-173; MS-2521: Letter, Jane Thornton to Bushrod Washington, 1828 March 16. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.03.16,
    • A-366: Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to Lawrence Lewis, 1828 March 27. box: 53, Text folder: 1808.03.27,
    • RM-1204: Letter, Eliza Parke Custis to John Lutz, 1828 April 14. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.04.14,
      Scope and Contents

      The letter includes a swatch of velvet cloth worn by George Washington stitched to the letter to thank Lutz for his time as the Sergeant of Washington guard at Valley Forge.

    • RM-173; MS-2522: Letter, George Corbin Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1828 April 14. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.04.14,
    • RM-54; MS-2067: Letter, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn Washington to Lewis William Washington, 1828 April 16. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.04.16,
    • RM-74; MS-2214 A/C: Letter, Alexander Macomb to George Corbin Washington, 1828 April 24. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.04.24,
    • RM-54; MS-2083: Letter, Walter Smith to George Corbin Washington, 1828 May 7, 1828 May 7. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.05.07,
    • RM-173; MS-2518: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Robert Lewis, 1828 June 30. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.06.30,
    • R-314; MS-1133: Letter, Lucy Payne Todd to Bushrod Washington, 1828 July 12. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.07.12,
    • RM-173; MS-2523: Letter, Robert Lewis to Bushrod Washington, 1828 July 22. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.07.22,
    • RM-74; MS-2172: Letter, Robert Perkins Letcher to Bushrod Washington, 1828 July 27. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.07.27,
    • RM-457; MS-3536: Letter, S.A. Washington to Lorenzo Lewis, 1828 August 4. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.08.04,
    • RM-173; MS-2519: Letter, Lucy Payne Todd to Bushrod Washington, 1828 September 17. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.09.17,
    • RM-457; MS-3513: Account, Elizabeth Carter with Thomas Byrd, 1828 September-1829 May. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.09.00,
    • A-607: Letter, Eliza Parke Custis Law to Mrs. Gideon Snow, 1828 October 18. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.10.18,
    • A-680: Receipt, P. Clay to George Augustine Washington, 1828 October 31. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.10.31,
    • RM-789; MS-5194: Letter, Henry Clay to Bushrod Washington, 1828 December 12. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.12.12,
    • RM-54; MS-2091: Letter, Jane Thornton to My Dear Nephew, 1828 December 22. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.12.22,
    • RM-646; MS-4577: Letter, Eliza Parke Custis Law to Andrew Jackson, 1828 December 25. box: 53, Text folder: 1828.12.25,
  • Manuscripts Box 54, January 1829 - March 1830. box: 54, Text
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Marquis de Lafayette to Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1829 January 10. box: 54, Text folder: 1829.01.10,
    • A-607: Letter, Eliza Parke Custis Law to Gideon Snow, 1829 April 22. box: 54, Text folder: 1829.04.22,
    • MSS-250: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Milo Mason, 1829 July 1. box: 54, Text folder: 1829.07.01,
    • RM-21; MSS-2023/A-D: Letter, Bushrod Washington to Milo Mason, 1829 July 5. box: 54, Text folder: 1829.07.05,
    • A-301.288: Burial request, Bushrod Washington to David Calwell, 1829 November 14. box: 54, Text folder: 1829.11.14,
    • A-301.275: Letter, Bushrod Washington to George Corbin Washington, 1829 December 30. box: 54, Text folder: 1829.12.30,
    • RM-74; MS-2176: Note, Clement Comer Clay to W. Washington, 1830 January 16. box: 54, Text folder: 1830.01.16,
    • RM-457; MS-3514: Account, Lorenzo Lewis with Smith Peake and Company, 1830 January - December. box: 54, Text folder: 1830.01.00,
    • RM-74; MS-2178: Letter, William Augustine Washington to George Corbin Washington, 1830 February 1. box: 54, Text folder: 1830.02.01,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Lewis Conrad to Esther Maria Lewis, 1830 February 13. box: 54, Text folder: 1830.02.13,
    • A-750: Letter, William Augustine Washington to George Corbin Washington, 1830 March 12. box: 54, Text folder: 1830.03.12,
    • RM-378; MS-2472: Letter, John Howe Peyton to William Augustine Washington, 1830 March 15. box: 54, Text folder: 1830.03.15,
  • Manuscripts Box 55, April 1830 - July 1831. box: 55, Text
    • RM-54; MS-2081: Letter, Edmund Jennings Lee to George Corbin Washington, 1830 April 8. box: 55, Text folder: 1830.04.08,
    • A-750: Letter, Sarah Tayloe Washington to George Corbin Washington, 1830 May 18. box: 55, Text folder: 1830.05.18,
    • A-301.157: Memorandum on papers related to Washington's Farewell Address, J.A. Hamilton and Jared Sparks, 1830 May 24. box: 55, Text folder: 1830.05.24,
    • A-750: Letter, Lawrence Washington to George Corbin Washington, 1830 June 24. box: 55, Text folder: 1830.06.24,
    • A-366: Letter, Samuel Washington to Lawrence Lewis, 1830 June 25. box: 55, Text folder: 1830.06.25,
    • RM-289; MS-2905: Affidavit, Eliza Parke Custis Law, 1830 July 4. box: 55, Text folder: 1830.07.04,
    • A-366: Letter, Eliza Parke Custis Law to Lawrence Lewis, 1830 July 13. box: 55, Text folder: 1830.07.13,
    • A-366: Letter, Fairfax Washington to Lawrence Lewis, 1830 July 14. box: 55, Text folder: 1830.07.14,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Marquis de Lafayette to Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1830 July 17. box: 55, Text folder: 1830.07.17,
    • RM-457; MS-3537: Letter, Edward Butler to Lorenzo Lewis, 1830 September 28. box: 55, Text folder: 1830.09.28,
    • A-607: Letter, Eliza Parke Custis Law to Gideon Snow, 1830 October 24. box: 55, Text folder: 1830.10.24,
    • W-773/C: Check, Lawrence Lewis to Thomas Baird, 1830 December 27. box: 55, Text folder: 1830.12.27,
    • RM-1016; MS-5246: Letter, Marquis de Lafayette, 1831 February 10. box: 55, Text folder: 1831.02.10,
    • RM-74; MS-2212: Letter, Steven Decatur to George Corbin Washington, 1831 February 13. box: 55, Text folder: 1831.02.13,
    • W-802: Letter, John Augustine Washington to George Corbin Washington, 1831 March 4. box: 55, Text folder: 1831.03.04,
    • RM-457; MS-3515: Receipt, Isaac Camwell, 1831 April 6. box: 55, Text folder: 1831.04.06,
    • RM-457; MS-3516: Genealogy chart, Washington family, 1831 April 15. box: 55, Text folder: 1831.04.15,
    • W-773/B: Bill, Thomas Baird to the Estate of George Washington, 1831 April 28. box: 55, Text folder: 1831.04.28,
    • W-808: Letter, Jane Charlotte Washington to Mrs. Milo Mason, 1831 May 10. box: 55, Text folder: 1831.05.10,
    • RM-457; MS-3517: Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to Isaac Camwell, 1831 May 31. box: 55, Text folder: 1831.05.31,
    • A-750: Letter, Samuel Washington to the Monumental Committee of Fredericksburg, 1831 June 3. box: 55, Text folder: 1831.06.03,
    • A-750: Letter, Monumental Committee of Fredericksburg to George Corbin Washington, 1831 June 8. box: 55, Text folder: 1831.06.08,
    • 2016-SC-032: Power of attorney, Lawrence Lewis for retrieval of two escaped slaves, 1831 June 10. box: 55, Text folder: 1831.06.10,
      Scope and Contents

      The son of George Washington's sister, Lawrence Lewis authorizes Thomas Griggs to bring back a slave named Shadrach and his brother Arlington who ran away separately from Lewis' farm near Battletown.

    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Lewis Conrad to Esther Maria Lewis, 1831 July 27. box: 55, Text folder: 1831.07.27,
  • Manuscripts Box 56, August 1831 - December 1832. box: 56, Text
    • RM-378; MS-2474: Letter, Sarah Tayloe Washington to Robert Beverley, 1831 August 2. box: 56, Text folder: 1831.08.02,
    • RM-457; MS-3538: Letter, Lorenzo Lewis to I.S. Coxe , 1831 August 2. box: 56, Text folder: 1831.08.02,
    • RM-378; MS-2475: Letter, Thomas Washington to Walter Jones, 1831 November 26. box: 56, Text folder: 1831.11.26,
    • RM-862; MS-5320: Letter, Jared Sparks to Robert Gilmore, 1832 January 31. box: 56, Text folder: 1832.01.31,
    • A-680: Receipt, Henry Brown to George Augustine Washington, 1832 March 3. box: 56, Text folder: 1832.03.03,
    • RM-61; MS-2133: Letter, Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington to Eliza Rankin, 1832 May 8. box: 56, Text folder: 1832.05.08,
    • A-366: Letter, John Augustine Washington II to Lawrence Lewis, 1832 June 7. box: 56, Text folder: 1832.06.07,
    • A-750: Letter, Thomas Foster to George Corbin Washington, 1832 June 26. box: 56, Text folder: 1832.06.26,
  • Manuscripts Box 57, January 1833 - February 1834. box: 57, Text
    • RM-31; MS-2037: Letter, Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington to George Humphreys, 1833 May 6. box: 57, Text folder: 1833.05.06,
    • RM-457; MS-3418: Letter, Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Dear Sir, 1833 August 24. box: 57, Text folder: 1833.08.24,
    • RM-457; MS-3539: Letter, P.H. Hooffs to Lorenzo Lewis, 1833 November 12. box: 57, Text folder: 1833.11.12,
    • A-301.165: Lette, Louis McLane to George Corbin Washington, 1833 December 10. box: 57, Text folder: 1833.12.10,
    • A-301.164: Letter, George Corbin Washington to Louis McLane, 1834 January 3. box: 57, Text folder: 1834.01.03,
    • A-698: Letter, George Fayette Washington to Jane Frame, 1834 January 11. box: 57, Text folder: 1834.01.11,
    • A-698: Letter, W.D. Beall to George Fayette Washington, 1834 January 17. box: 57, Text folder: 1834.01.17,
    • 2018-SC-014: Broadside subscription order for the Life and Writings of Washington by Jared Sparks, 1834 February 21. box: 57, Text folder: 1834.02.21,
      Scope and Contents

      Printed form completed in manuscript. The top half of the form is a prospectus for Jared Sparks's Life and Writings of Washingotn, with Historical Notes, Illustrations, Engravings, &c. It features a wood engraving of the "Evacuation of Boston, from a Revolutionary medal." The bottom of the form certifies that Oliver B. Dorance - a lawyer and freemason from Portland, Maine - has paid 5 dollars for volumes two and three of Sparks's book. The receipt is signed by Benjamin R. Downes on behalf of the publisher.

  • Manuscripts Box 58, March 1834 - November 1834. box: 58, Text
    • MSS-298: Letter, Ashbel Green to Bernard Whitman, 1834 March 8. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.03.08,
    • A-456: Promissory note, Putnam Washington to Joshua Blue, 1834 April 15. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.04.15,
    • W-946/B; A-140: Check, George Washington Parke Custis to William Costin, 1834 June 5. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.06.05,
    • RM-74; MS-2208: Letter, Charles Goldsborough to George Corbin Washington, 1834 June 24. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.06.24,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad to Charles Conrad, 1834 July 4. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.07.04,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 July 12. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.07.12,
    • A-750: Form for relinquishing Washington papers to the U.S. Government, Jared Sparks to George Corbin Washington, 1834 September 5. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.09.05,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 September 8 or 9. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.09.08,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 October 17. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.10.17,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 October 18. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.10.18,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 October 21. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.10.21,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 October 25. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.10.25,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 October 28. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.10.28,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 November 1. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.11.01,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 November 5. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.11.05,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 November 8. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.11.08,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 November 16. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.11.16,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 November 19. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.11.19,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 November 22. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.11.22,
    • W-1251/A: Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 November 29. box: 58, Text folder: 1834.11.29,
  • Manuscripts Box 59, December 1834 - March 1835. box: 59, Text
  • Manuscripts Box 60, April 1835 - September 1835. box: 60, Text
  • Manuscripts Box 61, October 1835 - April 1837. box: 61, Text
    • RM-1197: Manuscript play, The Monongahela, or Washington on the First Great Field of his Fame by George Washington Parke Custis, 1836. box: 61, Text folder: 1836.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      An unpublished play, produced in New York on September 30, 1839 for one night only.

    • 2018-SC-069-002: Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon, to John Augustine Washington III, Blakeley, 1837 January 20. box: 61, Text folder: 1837.01.20,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Jane writes to her son that she is at Mount Vernon settling accounts. She discusses family news and difficulties with postage.

  • Manuscripts Box 62, May 1837 - December 1838. box: 62, Text
    • 2017-SC-008-003: John Augustine Washington III, Alexandria, to Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, 1837 November 23. box: 62, Text folder: 1837.11.23,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter written by a sixteen-year-old John Augustine Washington III in Alexandria, Virginia to his mother Jane C. Washington at Blakeley plantation near Charlestown, West Virginia. The address on the back page of the letter notes that the letter was delivered by Jim Mitchell ("Jim Mitchum") with a note from John Augustine that says "I let Jim have $1.00 for his expenses." Jim Mitchell, who was later employed by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, was enslaved by the Washington family at the time.

      John Augustine tells his mother "Mr. Skidmore finished his work at Mount Vernon yesterday, but I have not seen him yet so that I cant say what has been done" and also notes "On Saturday I went to Georgetown, Cousin and his family were not at home so that I could not get the pictures." He reports that West Ford has taken the cloth that arrived for Jane from Dumfries down to Mount Vernon and discuses butter sales, corn production, hogs, and resuming his studies. He also asks Jane if the servants are "conducting themselves well" and is worried they will give her "a good deal of trouble coming in with their complaints."

    • 2017-SC-008-010: Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington, 1837 December 22. box: 62, Text folder: 1837.12.22,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter intialed. Janes writes that she is sending down "four large shoulder of Bacon" to Mount Vernon, along with two enslaved men, Willoughby and Gabriel, who she hopes will be "faithful and useful." She writes, "have them comfortably fixed my dear son treat them kindly, and I trust they will both prove valuable servants. Gabriel will require a strict tho kind discipline. Sarah or Milly must wast and mend for them." Jane also writes that she has had a letter from West Ford asking for the money she owes him. She instructs John Augustine to pay her pew fee and then pay Ford.

    • 2017-SC-008-015: Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon, to John Augustine Washington III, University of Virginia, 1838 November 1. box: 62, Text folder: 1838.11.01,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Jane writes to her son about work taking place at Mount Vernon, where she has spent almost all of $800 she brought down with her. She reports that Skidmore has "finished the large room which is now to be plastered and painted." Mr. Ball has nearly finished the stables, and West Ford is still engaged with the enclosures. She writes of Mount Vernon , "The dear old place will be more comfortable and decent in appearance, than we have known in years - but it draws deeply on a limited income to make it so." She also includes information on other enslaved peoples, Sambo, Levi and Gabriel.

    • W-774/A: Memorandum, account of Lawrence Lewis, 31 December 1838. box: 63, Text folder: 1838.12.31,
  • Manuscripts Box 63, January 1839 - December 1839. box: 63, Text
    • Hannah Lee Washington Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1839 March 11. box: 63, Text folder: 1839.03.11,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Hannah writes of family news about Thornton Washington and Harriette Meade (cousin), as well as the marriage "of Madaronia Todd to Mr. Quinn… from Kentucky." She describes "violent colds and sore throats… some of the black people are sick – poor little Lucy died on Thursday night of a congestive fever…"

    • John Prosser Tabb to John Augustine Washington III, 1839 October 22. box: 63, Text folder: 1839.10.22,
      Scope and Contents

      Tabb writes about various illnesses, the Whig Convention in Richmond, and a $50 note.

  • Manuscripts Box 64, January 1840 - December 1842. box: 64, Text
    • 2019-SC-024: John Taliaferro, Washington, to Jane C. Washington, Mount Vernon, 1840 May 13. box: 64, Text folder: 1840.05.13,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Taliaferro writes to Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington introducing her to a young gentleman from Connecticut who would like to visit Mount Vernon out of "reverence" for George Washington.

    • John Prosser Tabb to John Augustine Washington III, 1840 December 11. box: 64, Text folder: 1840.12.11,
    • John Prosser Tabb to John Augustine Washington III, 1841 January 21. box: 64, Text folder: 1841.01.21,
    • 2017-SC-008-018: Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, to John Augustine Washington III, University of Virginia, 1841 March 15. box: 64, Text folder: 1841.03.15,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Jane writes about John Augustine's studies and mentions that some of the family attended the inauguration of William Henry Harrison, where they were kindly received and "surprised and charmed with the grace and agreeableness of young Mrs. Harrison." She writes that the city was "swarmed with office seekers." She also writes that she receieved a "woful letter" from West Ford about the lack of long forage at Mount Vernon.

    • 2017-SC-010-001: John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, 1841 December 13. box: 64, Text folder: 1841.12.13,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from John Augustine Washington III to his mother mentioning his poor health, West Ford, an enslaved woman named Betty, and the state of affairs at Mount Vernon. A note to "Dearest Mother" is added on at the end of the letter by John Augustine's sister, Anna Maria Alexander.

    • 2017-SC-008-014: John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Jane C. Washington, Charlestown, 1842 February 26. box: 64, Text folder: 1842.02.26,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. John Augustine writes to his mother about ways of making more money at Mount Vernon, including erecting a tavern at the Gum Spring and allowing a steamboat company to run a ship to Mount Vernon for a fee. This will "avoid the inconvenience of a number of hacks, and having persons tampering with the servants."

    • 2018-SC-058-001: John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Jane C. Washington, Charlestown, 1842 March 7. box: 64, Text folder: 1842.03.07,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. John Augustine writes to his mother about Gabriel Johnson, an enslaved man who has run away. He suspects Gabriel has gone to Jefferson County, where Jane is.

    • 2018-SC-058-002: Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1842 March 11. box: 64, Text folder: 1842.03.11,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Jane writes in response to Augustine's letter dated March 7, 1842 that Gabriel Johnson, the enslaved man who ran away from Mount Vernon, has arrived at Jane's plantation. Jane writes, "Please come up without delay."

  • Manuscripts Box 65, January 1843 - May 1844. box: 65, Text
    • Bushrod Washington Herbert to John Augustine Washington III, 1843. box: 65, Text folder: 1843.00.00,
    • 2016-SC-029: Jared Sparks to Jane C. Washington, 1843 October 27. box: 65, Text folder: 1843.10.27,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Sparks writes to Jane, "My Dear Madam, I am about to publish a series of American Biographies, and I should be glad to include in it a Life of Lawrence Washington, if the materials exist for writing such a Life. Have not his papers been preserved at Mount Vernon?..." A note on the address panel indicates this letter was forwarded to John Augustine Washington III to respond to.

    • 2020-SC-004: H. T. Harrison, Leesburg, to John Augustine Washington, Mount Vernon, 1843 November 27. box: 65, Text folder: 1843.11.27,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Harrison writes about Washington hiring Joseph McFarland as overseer.

  • Manuscripts Box 66, June 1844 - October 1845. box: 66, Text
    • 2017-SC-008-004: Jared Sparks, Cambridge, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1844 June 5. box: 66, Text folder: 1844.06.05,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from historian and George Washington biographer Jared Sparks to John Augustine Washington III proposing he write a life of Lawrence Washington. Sparks writes "I was already acquainted with the principal incidents in the life of Lawrence Washington, and although the papers would not seem to furnish materials for a biography of much extent, yet I think a Life of moderate length might be written, which would be interesting and fill a proper space in the 'Library of American Biography.' If you will forward me the papers, I will do the best that I can with them."

      Sparks says George Washington's papers were sent to him in "one of the packets sailing from Alexandria to Boston." He directs that the papers be put in a box and be addressed to him, care of Little and Brown, Booksellers, Boston. Sparks specifies that John Augustine should put all the papers into the box without removing any, because even seemingly unimportant documents are of use to the historian. Sparks promises to return all the papers in the same condition in which they were received.

      Sparks requests John Augustine to send him the portrait of Lawrence Washington from Mount Vernon so that an engraving can be made for the book. As assurance that the portrait will be returned safely, Sparks mentions how Mr. Custis sent the portrait of Martha Washington from Arlington that now appears in one of the volumes of Washington's Writings.

    • 2017-SC-008-009: Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1844 July 16. box: 66, Text folder: 1844.07.16,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter intialed with integral address panel. Jane writes about the baptism of John Augustine's daughter Louisa and other family news, including the sale of Selby by Hannah Lee Washington and the marriage of her son Richard to his cousin Christian Maria. She also writes about crops and finding a good overseer. She adds, "I am very sorry you cannot commence the repairs at [Mount Vernon] this autumn. The buildings are getting in ruinous condition."

    • 2017-SC-010-002: West Ford, Mount Vernon, to John Augustine Washington III, Blakeley, 1844 September 6. box: 66, Text folder: 1844.09.06,
      Scope and Contents

      West Ford reports on illnesses at Mount Vernon: "i am very sorry to say to you that we have had a great deal of sickness Jessie Clark was take the 3 day of the month he was as crazy as he could be he did not know any person i had to send for doctor Powel." He also mentions that Jim Mitchell has been "laid up" and that July and Hannah, though "not yet confined," have been scarcely able to work. Andrew is also still sick. Ford also reports that he has begun breaking up and clearing land but has not been able to "break more than acre."

    • 2018-SC-086-001: R. D. Coverte, Brooklyn, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1844 October 14. box: 66, Text folder: 1844.10.14,
      Scope and Contents

      R. D. Coverte writes from Brooklyn following a visit to Mount Vernon in which he got the impression that John Augustine did not want to become a planter. Coverte inquires if he can rent Mount Vernon and 500 surrounding acres for a fair price.

    • 2017-SC-008-007: John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, to Dennis Johnston, West Grove, 1844 December 22. box: 66, Text folder: 1844.12.22,
      Scope and Contents

      Retained copy of letter written by John Augustine Washington III to Fairfax County magistrate and landowner Dennis Johnston. In the letter, John Augustine states that based on a conversation with West Ford he believes Johnston is misinformed about the terms of Johnston's contract for cutting, hauling, and cording wood on the Mount Vernon estate.

    • 2018-SC-076-001: N. Herbert, Leesburg, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 February 11. box: 66, Text folder: 1845.02.11,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. N. Herbert, a cousin of John Augustine, writes about Alfred, an enslaved man who escaped from Mount Vernon and voluntarily surrendered himself to the Loudon County Jail in Leesburg. Herbert writes that slave traders Joseph Bruin of Alexandria and William Bale of Exeter were inquiring about Alfred but recommends that Augustine keep him.

    • 2018-SC-016-001: H. T. Harrison, Leesburg, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 July 14. box: 66, Text folder: 1845.07.14,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Harrison declines buying an enslaved woman named Julia from Augustine, claiming "she will not suit at all."

    • 2018-SC-058-003: Joseph McFarland, Mount Vernon, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 August 3. box: 66, Text folder: 1845.08.03,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. John Augustine's overseer, Joseph McFarland, writes that he has had "a great deal of difficulty" with the enslaved worker Gabriel Johnson and has had to put Gabriel in Bruin's Slave Jail in Alexandria.

      McFarland describes a scene in which Gabriel was "cursing & fighting" against some horses, and then began cursing McFarland when McFarland took the horse whip away from Gabriel. McFarland writes, "I put him with Mr. Bruen at 25 cts a day. Mr. Bruen thinks he would be mighty apt to run away. I did not flog him as Mr. Bruen persuaded me not for it would injure the sale of him." He then adds to Augustine, "Times is very different to what they was when you was here."

    • 2018-SC-058-004: Gabriel Johnson, Alexandria, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 August 6. box: 66, Text folder: 1845.08.06,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter in the hand of Henry P. Hill, likely dictated by Gabriel Johnson from Bruin's Slave Jail in Alexandria. Gabriel tells his side of the story following an disagreement with Joseph McFarland, John Augustine's overseer at Mount Vernon. According to Gabriel, McFarland threatened to whip him, but Gabriel "told him that he could not whip me as I did not think any person but my master out to do it or at least to authorize it." McFarland tied Gabriel up, but he escaped. When he was recaptured, he was brought to the jail.

      Gabriel writes, "I want you if you please Sir to come down and see about the matter and hope that you will be satisfied that at best I am not the only one to blame. I love you and your family and hope that you will believe me that I have the utmost sort of feelings for you and would not by any means offend you if I could avoid it. I am very anxious to see you here and feel fully the painfull uncertainty of my situation."

    • 2017-SC-010-004: Joseph Bruin, Alexandria, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 August 8. box: 66, Text folder: 1845.08.08,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from Alexandria slave dealer Joseph Bruin of the firm Bruin and Hill to John Augustine Washington III regarding an enslaved man named Gabriel who escaped from Mount Vernon and is now being held at Bruin's Slave Jail. Bruin writes, "I have to inform you of what I am willing to pay for your man now in my Jail we will give you $565 neat for him at this time if the prices should improve we are willing to pay what ever the prices may be but when you come down I am inclined to think we can trade if you wish to replace him you can inquire of others what he is worth to satisfy your self about his worth he is 5 feet 5 inches he's well formed but has some scars on his back also 2 scars from burns on his arms which are mear eye sore but dont disable him in the smallest degree. He's a very desirable negro - to those wishing to purchase. I have 2 or 3 more at this time that possibly will suit you they are young and likely and not sold for any fault."

      Bruin's Slave Jail was famously featured in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.

    • 2017-SC-010-005: Henry P. Hill, Alexandria, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 August 19. box: 66, Text folder: 1845.08.19,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from Alexandria slave dealer Henry P. Hill of the firm Bruin and Hill writing to John Augustine Washington III about an enslaved man named Gabriel who has escaped from Mount Vernon and is being held at Bruin's Slave Jail. Hill writes, "your man Gabriel by strict measurement is five feet five and a half inches... He is likely and a very good man of his stature and if you are offered more than we priced him at I think if you will excuse a stranger for the expression of his opinion in all candour, that you will certainly do well to take the offer." Hill says he is willing to arrange a sale or exchage with Washington, adding that there are only sixteen men at the jail at the time, but he expects "Sir Bruin may send in or bring others when he comes."

  • Manuscripts Box 67, November 1845 - August 1846. box: 67, Text
    • 2017-SC-007-001: Robert R. Prentis, Suffolk, to Lorenzo Lewis, Berryville, 1845 December 3. box: 67, Text folder: 1845.12.03,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Robert R. Prentis, a lawyer in Suffolk, responds to a request by Lorenzo Lewis passed on to him from Bushrod Corbin Washington to obtain a decree for the sale of the interest for lands from the estate of George Washington lying in Nansemnond County and held by the firm of Washington Walker Co. Prentis advises Lewis that the land is of little value and that it would be better to sell the entire tract.

    • 2018-SC-016-002: H. T. Harrison, Leesburg, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1845 December 15. box: 67, Text folder: 1845.12.15,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Harrison talks about turning an enslaved woman named Julia into a house servant and hiring out an enslaved man named Bob.

    • 2018-SC-016-003: H. T. Harrison, Leesburg, to John Augustine Washington III, 1845 December 29. box: 67, Text folder: 1845.12.29,
      Scope and Contents

      Harrison writes to Augustine about Julia, an enslaved woman, who has taken "French leave" after Harrison struck her half a dozen times with his horse whip for disobedience. Harrison thinks Julia may have gone to Mount Vernon and asks Augustine to write if he has seen her.

  • Manuscripts Box 68, September 1846 - March 1848. box: 68, Text
    • Harvey Lindsly, Washington, to John Augustine Washington III, 1846 October 15. box: 68, Text folder: 1846.10.15,
    • Samuel Lewis to John Augustine Washington III, 1847 January 1. box: 68, Text folder: 1847.01.01,
      Scope and Contents

      Lewis writes about his slaves and their values.

    • Louisa Elizabeth Fontaine Alexander Selden to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1847 January 7. box: 68, Text folder: 1847.01.07,
    • 2016-SC-029: Post office receipt and envelopes, 1847-1861. box: 68, Text folder: 1847.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Four envelopes addressed to John Augustine Washington III, three to Mount Vernon, one to Alexandria; and one receipt for $2.24 postage to the Alexandria Post office.

    • George Mason VII to John Augustine Washington III, 1847 January 16. box: 68, Text folder: 1847.01.16,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Mason quotes one Dr. Marne who was complaining about his lack of funds and complains about the weather. He also talks about a bill before the legislature and the locals in Fairfax ganging up on him.

    • 2017-SC-008-019: Bushrod Washington Herbert to John Augustine Washington III, 1847 July 20. box: 68, Text folder: 1847.07.20,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Bushrod Herbert writes to his cousin about business and family news. The address panel contains three weeks of diary notes by John Augustine in pencil. He notes on August 27 that he went to Audley, where Lorenzo Lewis was "very ill & died after I left there." On September 2, his wife Nelly was attended to by a dentist named Dr. McCormick. On September 11, John Augustine notes that West Ford paid him "105.00 for 60 cords of wood and 8.23 for fruit and vegetables and 3.50 from Smoot for Louisa's lamb."

    • 2017-SC-008-002: Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1847 December 24. box: 68, Text folder: 1847.12.24,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter written by Jane C. Washington from Blakeley near Charlestown, West Virginia at Christmas time to her son John Augustine Washington III at Mount Vernon. Jane worries over John's recent illness with "chill fever" and reminds him "You now have an overseer, and it surely cannot be so necessary for you to go out at the dawn of day, and expose yourself to the inclemencies of weather in attending to farm business."

      Jane writes "I am now quite alone, dear little John A. left me this morning; he is a happy cheerful fellow, and has been with me for some time. I have endeavoured to teach him, and think he has mad some progress both in reading and knitting, with which he is excedingly pleased declaring, he 'was never lonesome since he learned to knit,' the most monotonous and dullest of all employments."

      Speaking of the enslaved persons of Blakeley plantation, Jane says "Christmas as you know always occasions considerable excitement, particularly with the poor Negroes, to whom it is a season of temporary freedom and feasting."

    • 2017-SC-008-008: Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1847 December 27. box: 68, Text folder: 1847.12.27,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel, with note that the letter was carried by "Mr. W's servant Edmund who is returning home from Jefferson Cty."

      Jane writes, "I saw no white face on Christmas day." She describes giving out provisions and supplies to the enslaved population, a few of whom assembled to hear her read in the morning and at noon. "They conducted themselves very soberly & orderly." Old Jenny thanked her for the "fine dinner." Jane also describes her Christmas with family - skating, setting traps, reading, and eating cakes and apples.

    • Louisa Elizabeth Fontaine Alexander Selden to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 13 January 1848. box: 68, Text folder: 1848.01.13,
  • Manuscripts Box 69, April 1848 - December 1848. box: 69, Text
    • 2017-SC-008-020: Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1848 December 14. box: 69, Text folder: 1848.12.14,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Delivered by James Mitchum (Jim Mitchell). Jane writes that Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town has burned down.

  • Manuscripts Box 70, January 1849 - December 1849. box: 70, Text
    • 2016-SC-014: Letter, George Corbin Washington to Henry C. Murphy, 1849 January 6. box: 70, Text folder: 1849.01.06,
    • 2017-SC-008-017: Receipt from John Augustine Washington III to J. C. Sellman, 1849 May 21. box: 70, Text folder: 1849.05.21,
      Scope and Contents

      Receipt from John Augustine Washington III for 11 dollars to be handed to J. C. Sellman of Baltimore to be handed to the widow of a fisherman named Joseph Hall found drowned near the bank of the river at Mount Vernon.

    • 2019-SC-002: Letter, Henry Augustine Washington to Lawrence Washington, 1849 September 20. box: 70, Text folder: 1849.09.20,
      Scope and Contents

      Henry Augustine writes to his father about legal and financial matters. Henry Augustine Washington (1820-1858) and Lawrence Washington (1791-1875) were distant relatives of George Washington. Both paternal family lines trace back to John Washington (1632-1677).

    • P. H. Hooff to John Augustine Washington III, 1849 August 13. box: 70, Text folder: 1849.08.13,
      Scope and Contents

      Hooff congratulates Washington on buying a farm, Cloveread, for five hundred dollars.

  • Manuscripts Box 71, January 1850 - June 1851. box: 71, Text
    • August 1850: Certificate, Membership for Mr. Butler of Louisiana in the Washington National Monument Society, 1850 August. box: 71, Text folder: 1850.08.00,
    • H. T. Harrison to John Augustine Washington III, 1851 March 29. box: 71, Text folder: 1851.03.29,
      Scope and Contents

      Harrison writes about the possible sale of Mount Vernon to the United States, "I wish you may succeed in making an even track with the government- Mt. Vernon ought to belong to the nation, in these disunion times- I think it wd. Have a wholesome influence - everything shd be done to perpetuate the memory of that great and good man GEORGE WASHINGTON…"

  • Manuscripts Box 72, July 1851 - August 1852. box: 72, Text
    • 2017-SC-008-011: James M. Brown to John Augustine Washington III, 1851 November 5. box: 72, Text folder: 1851.11.05,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Brown writes about selling some of John Augustine's lands. On the back of the letter, he asks if the remains of George Washington's old coffin still in the old vault at Mount Vernon. If so, Brown, writes, he can identify the pieces and place them at the National Institute for "more perfect preservation."

    • William Wilson Corcoran to John Augustine Washington III, 1852 March 10. box: 72, Text folder: 1852.03.10,
      Scope and Contents

      Although he cannot visit Mount Vernon when he is in Washington DC, Corcoran asked to see John Augustine Washington in Washington "and talk about the matter in a much more satisfactory manner than it could be conducted in a correspondence…"

    • Louisa Elizabeth Fontaine Alexander Selden to Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1852 July 16. box: 72, Text folder: 1852.07.16,
  • Manuscripts Box 73, September 1852 - December 1854. box: 73, Text
    • 2017-SC-010-003: H. T. Harrison to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1852 September 15. box: 73, Text folder: 1852.09.15,
    • 2018-SC-003: Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, to John Augustine Washington III, 1853 January 30. box: 73, Text folder: 1853.01.30,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Jane writes to her son about Clark Mills's proposed statue of Washington, "which out government has at this late but fortunate time, determined on having." She also asks her granddaughter Louisa to write about her acquaintance with Washington Irving.

    • 2017-SC-008-001: Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, to John Augustine Washington III, 1853 July 8. box: 73, Text folder: 1853.07.08,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from Jane C. Washington to her son that she learned of the conditional sale of Mount Vernon to a company from the newspapers. She expresses her hope that, if the estate cannot stay in the family, that it may become "the honored & cherished property of the United States Government." At the end of the letter, Jane adds that she is "Earnestly praying my beloved son that you may in all things & at all times, be guided by Divine Wisdom."

      Jane and her son Richard plan to visit John Augustine in a few days. They will take the Canal Boat at Harpers Ferry to Georgetown, and then proceed to Alexandria where they will spend the night. She looks forward to enjoying the scenery along the Potomac.

      Jane also mentions that Washington Irving is still at John Pendleton Kennedy's place and relates news some of Irving's travels. Irving had visited Mount Vernon in early 1853. Jane was pleased to see Irving join in her church's communion service last Sunday.

    • 2018-SC-023: Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1854 January 20. box: 73, Text folder: 1854.01.20,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed with envelope. Jane congratulates John Augustine and his wife Nelly on the birth of their son Lawrence Washington. She also writes about the murder of her relative, Thomas Blackburn. Blackburn was fatally stabbed by another student while a cadet at VMI in Lexington.

    • Thomas Blackburn Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1854 April 21. box: 73, Text folder: 1854.04.21,
      Scope and Contents

      Thomas sends a letter of Jared Sparks (not present), and mentions "My father being the surviving executor of Judge Washington, at his death all executional power over that estate ceased, and for the purpose of setting up the estate it will be necessary for an administrator, with the will annexed to be appointed in your county. He also mentions that John Augustine's son is the first male to be born at Mt. Vernon "… to any of the proprietors bearing the name of the first Washington who owned the place… and you intend calling him Lawrence… the most appropriate name…"

    • 2017-SC-008-005: Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1854 December 26. box: 73, Text folder: 1854.12.26,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter written by Jane C. Washington from Blakely near Charlestown, West Virginia a few months before her death to her son John Augustine Washington III. Jane tells John she was "much interested and amused at your correspondence with the Richmond and Manchester Ladies. They no doubt are inspired by sincere and noble feelings of admiration and gratitude to the truly great & good Father of his Country, called forth and appointed by providence as such. His memory will be best preserved & handed down to posterity by the Constitution which he labored to build up and which I devoutly pray may ever be sustained by successive generations. Let dear old Mount Vernon continue forever, if it pleases an all wise providence, in the Washington family and name."

      Jane adds "I am not very well and fear I am becoming a confirmed Dispeptic, looking as yellow & shrivled as an old cucumber."

  • Manuscripts Box 74, January 1855 - March 1857. box: 74, Text
    • 2017-SC-008-012: Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, to John Augustine Washington III, 1855 April 9. box: 74, Text folder: 1855.04.09,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed "Jean C. Washington." Jane writes to her son that an enslaved man named George has died. "He was very much reduced, not being able for some time to retian any nourishment. He was delirious, but never violent or ungovernable: fancying he saw lovely angel children near him - and when I read to him, was calm, & apparently pleased, tho' he seldom spoke." She adds, "I shall miss him very much, he was a faithful and affectionate servant - and in traveling watchful and attentive to my comfort." She had intended to send for Reverend Charles E. Ambler of Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town for George's funeral, but "Mary Jane preferred 'Solomon,'" a Baptist preacher.

    • 2017-SC-008-016: John S. Wright, Chicago, to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, 1855 September 23. box: 74, Text folder: 1855.09.23,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed by prominent Chicago machinery producer J. S. Wright. He writes to John Augustine with condolences on the death of his mother, Jane C. Washington. He writes that his mother and John Augustine's were alike: "Both were eminently kind. Religion made both cheerful, animated, companionable... we have known & tried a Mother's love."

    • 2017-SC-005: Letter, Jared Sparks to Louisa Lear Eyre, 1856 December 31. box: 74, Text folder: 1856.12.31,
      Scope and Contents

      Sparks reports that he shipped Eyre's Washington Letters explaining that he obtained the copies of the letters from her father. He claims to have never seen the originals and mentions that a service called "Adam's Express" was hired to ship the package.

    • A-330: Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to William Winston, 28 January 1857. box: 74, Text folder: 1857.01.28,
  • Manuscripts Box 75, April 1857 - August 1858. box: 75, Text
  • Manuscripts Box 76, September 1858 - September 1859. box: 76, Text
    • A-638: Letter, Mary Custis Lee to Benson Lossing, 1858 December 13. box: 76, Text folder: 1858.12.13,
      Scope and Contents

      [Regarding publication of her father's Memoirs] Sends by Col. [R.E.] Lee her "Memoir" and other papers--also all letters between George Washington and her grandfather [John Parke Custis]--"I only suggest that if you publish the will of my ancestor it may be as well to omit for the sake of our Northern readers the names of all the slaves mentioned in the legacies."--sends him an engraving of Mrs. Washington and a daguerre of Mrs. Lewis--title page to have title her father put to his work--hopes the work [George Washington Parke Custis's Recollections] will come out shortly--will try to find the speech on the overthrow of Napoleon for Lossing--doesn't care for more mention of her name in title page than is there at present. Autograph letter signed - "M. C. Lee" - 2 pages.

    • RM-528; MS-4460: Letter, John Augustine Washington III to Eleanor L.S. Washington, 1859 February 25. box: 76, Text folder: 1859.02.25,
      Scope and Contents

      Includes negotiations for purchase of negro boy that was delayed. Instructs West to make a strong box for sending plows to Waveland and to mend the windows of the hot beds.

    • 2018-SC-016-004: Letter, Benjamin Howard Shackleford, Warrenton, to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 November 28. box: 76, Text folder: 1858.11.28,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Shackleford writes to accept Augustine's offer for the purchase of two enslaved boys named Bob and Armistead for $1200 each.

  • Manuscripts Box 77, October 1859 - December 1860. box: 77, Text
    • 2017-SC-008-013: Lewis William Washington, Beall-Air, to John Augustine Washington III, 1860 September 25. box: 77, Text folder: 1860.09.25,
      Scope and Contents

      Autograph letter signed. Lewis writes to his cousin John Augustine that he is "committing matrimony at Clover Lea with our sweet cousin Ella Bassett."

  • Manuscripts Box 78, January 1861 - December 1870. box: 78, Text
    • 2017-SC-010-006: List of property taken by Federal Forces from the Mount Vernon Farm of John Augustine Washington III, 1861 June 8. box: 78, Text folder: 1861.06.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A list of property, including enslaved persons, reported to be taken by the 16th New York Regiment from John Augustine Washington III's farm near Mount Vernon. Although John Augustine sold the Mount Vernon mansion and grounds to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association in 1858, he retained property in the surrounding area. The list of slaves includes Jim Mitchell and Edmund Parker, who were later employed by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, and Gabriel Johnson, who had escaped in 1845 and been held at Bruin's Slave Jail.

      A note and blind stamp on the fourth page indicate the list was received by R.H. Donavan of the Fauquier County Court on 19 April 1889.

    • 2017-SC-008-006: George R. H. Hughes, Chicago, to John Augustine Washington III, 1861 July 3. box: 78, Text folder: 1861.07.03,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from lawyer George R. H. Hughes to John Augustine Washington III informing him that his investments in Chicago real estate and bonds have not been successful. His previous letters to John Augustine have been unanswered, and Hughes writes that bond prices are "ruinous" in the present crisis and the best he can hope to realize for John Augustine is $37,500.

      Hughes discusses the market in detail, warning John Augustine, "I have nod idea that you will be able to get your money back the way things are going here, for five or ten years, and then prices would have to double to enable you to get back your outlay with interest."

    • RM-1207: Letter, C.S. Edwards to Mrs. C.S. Edwards, 1861 September 24. box: 78, Text folder: 1861.09.24,
      Scope and Contents

      C.S. Edwards writes to his wife about his visit to Mount Vernon and dinner in the mansion study during the Civil War. Includes envelope.

    • John Prosser Tabb, Philadelphia, to John Augustine Washington III, Alexandria, 1861 October 27. box: 78, Text folder: 1861.10.27,
      Scope and Contents

      Tabb inquires into the operations of Washington's farm. Discusses the move from Mount Vernon.

    • RM-1184: Letter, George C. Bradley to D.S. Bull, 1863 May 13. box: 78, Text folder: 1863.05.13,
      Scope and Contents

      Bradley writes to Bull about his visit to Mount Vernon during the Civil War.

    • 2019-SC-007: Letter, D. W. Salisbury, Woodlawn, to Ann Salisbury, 1863 March 15. box: 78, Text folder: 1863.03.15,
      Scope and Contents

      Letter addressed to "Dear Sister" with a description of Woodlawn plantation in 1863.

  • Manuscripts Box 79, January 1871 - December 1894. box: 79, Text
    • 2019-SC-022: An excursion by steamboat on the Potomac by Harry Chapman Westbay, 1877 January 24. box: 79, Text folder: 1877.01.24,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript account entitled "An excursion by steamboat on the Potomac" by Harry Chapman Westbay of Monett, Missouri. It describes the steamer leaving Washington City and traveling down the Potomac to Mount Vernon. Westbay describes being given a tour of Washington's tomb and mansion by Col. J. McHenry Collingsworth, superindendent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. He writes that visiors are "at liberty to walk a round the grounds and through the houses."

    • 2018-SC-098: Letters from Fannie Washington Finch to Mrs. Claffin, 1884 May 8-1886 July 1. box: 79, Text folder: 1884.05.08,
      Scope and Contents

      A series of letters from Fannie Washington Finch (also spelled Fanny), great-grandniece of George Washington, to a Mrs. Claffin regarding the sale of Washington family items. Fannie writes that she is reluctant to sell the family heirlooms but must because of her "pecuniary condition." Included in the letters is a list of items being sold, including a silver pitcher, coffee pot, mugs, tumblers, ladle, tablespoons, salts, sugar bowl, cream pots, glass water bottles, glass tumblers, glass goblets, glass dessert dish, snuff box presented by Thomas Lord Fairfax to General Washington, 4 wine marks owned by George Washington, a large bed quilt made from dresses worn by Martha Washington, 2 silver plated sauce dishes, miscellaneous chinaware, and an engraved plate of Col. William Augustine Washington.

      Included with the letters is a manuscript "Extracts from newspapers, relating to Mrs Finch - great-grand niece of George Washington," genealogical information, lists of household goods, and an 1891 newsclipping about Fanny Washington Finch.

    • 2018-SC-086-002: Bushrod Corbin Washington II to George H. Neigher, 1891. box: 79, Text folder: 1891.00.00,
      Scope and Contents

      Bushrod Corbin Washington II writes about real estate for a possible shoe factory in Charlestown, West Virginia.

  • Manuscripts Box 80, 1894 - present. box: 80, Text
  • Manuscripts Box 81, undated, nos. 1-31. box: 81, Text
  • Manuscripts Box 82, undated, nos. 32-69. box: 82, Text
  • Manuscripts Box 83, undated, nos. 70-95. box: 83, Text
  • Manuscripts Box 84, undated, nos. 96-110. box: 84, Text
  • Manuscripts Box 85, undated, nos. 111-130. box: 85, Text
  • Manuscripts Box 86, undated, nos. 131-149. box: 86, Text
  • Manuscripts Box 87, undated, nos. 150-no number. box: 87, Text
    • 2016-SC-015: Document, Manuscript notes with references to George Washington, undated. box: 87, Text folder: n.d.,
    • RM-1108; MS-5789: Broadside, General Washington's Birthday (Tune, God Bless America), undated. box: 87, Text folder: n.d.,
    • RM-1163; MS-5861/a: Document, provenance of a cross from George Washington's coffin, 1800s?. box: 87, Text folder: n.d.,
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript notes on the provenance of a cross purported to be a piece of George Washington's coffin. According to the manuscript, the cross was taken "by bribing a negro" when Washington's body was transfered to the new tomb in 1831.

    • 2017-SC-010-003: Bushrod Washington Herbert to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, undated. box: 87, Text folder: n.d.,
      Scope and Contents

      A letter signed BWH, possibly from Bushrod Washington Herbert, to his cousin John Augustine Washington III. In the letter, BWH asks what Remington is going to do with Muddy Hole Farm. If Remington sells, BWH thinks John Augustine should rent it to West Ford "as before."

Series 2. Ledgers and Bound Manuscripts.
  • A-302 ; M-1654: Embroidery pattern book , 1820-1830. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: 90,
    Scope and Contents

    The book is inscribed to Louisa C. Washington to Hannah B. Washington.

  • RM-73 ; MS-2166: John Augustine Washington, Ledger C, 1774-1789. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: 91,
    Scope and Contents

    Name index. pp. 1-107 ledger entries, 108-141 blank, 142-155 missing, 156-176 copies of leases deeds, etc. watermark.

  • RM-1031; MS-5663: William Carlin Ledger, 1765-1774. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: 92,
    Scope and Contents

    The ledger of William Carlin, who was a tailor in Alexandria who made clothes for George Washington and other staff members at Mount Vernon.

  • RM-1160; MS-5886: John Augustine Washington III, Ledger, 1857. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: 93,
  • W-704: Executor's Account Book of George Washington's Estate, 1802-1834. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: 94,
    Scope and Contents

    Contains decision in friendly suit of Lawrence A. Washington & others against Bushrod Washington & Lawrence Lewis, acting executors of General Washington, dated April 15, 1825 and signed by A. Moore, Commissioner and auditor--Order of Court of the District of Columbia, Alexandria County, Lawrence Washington and the other Legatees, etc. against Bushrod Washington, Lawrence Lewis, etc. May 19, 1823 teste Edm. I Lee C.C.--sales of a portion of the estate with names of purchasers, etc. (1802-1805)--Accounts of various legatees in account with estate--accounts of Lawrence Lewis reported to Fairfax Courthouse.

  • A-320; W-1459b: William Augustine Washington Account Book, 1806-1820. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: 95,
    Scope and Contents

    General Business Accounts. Beginning at end of the book are 14 pages devoted to an account with the Schooner William Henry. The entries are in the hand of Robert Beverley, later, the executor of Wm. A. Washington's estate.

  • H-1084: Notebook of Mary L. C. Washington, 1810 February 2. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: 95,
    Scope and Contents

    Contains Bishop Wilson's Sacra Privata--favorite hymns, prayers,--extracts from Sharps Sermons--12 golden rules and other religious extracts--notes on the education of children.

  • A-513: Book, Chess made easy/New and comprehensive rules for playing the game of chess (London: Printed for J. Harris) , 1808. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Books box: 96,
  • RM-5 ; MS-2008: Diary of Henry C. Westervelt , 1839-1842. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: 96,
    Scope and Contents

    Westervelt's journey was made in 1839, recorded in 1841 and the dedication to Hon. Richard Rover is dated Dec. 18, 1842. Bount cursory descriptions of the principal cities between N.Y. and Society Hill ... 15 p. description of Mount Vernon, grounds, tomb, Mansion: interior and exterior ... appalled at the ruined condition of the estate

  • 2019-SC-023: Civil War diary of James A. Minish, 1861 September-1862 January. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: 97,
    Scope and Contents

    Manuscript diary of Civil War soldier Private James A. Minish, 105th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. With spiral-bound, typescript transcription of the diary and additional letters, edited and annotated by M. L. Brown. The diary includes descriptions of Minish's visits to Washington D.C. and Mount Vernon.

  • 2019-SC-021: Daily memorandum book of Helen Josephine Dike Stearns, 1870. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: 97,
    Scope and Contents

    A Reconstruction-era manuscript journal kept by Helen Josephine Dike Stearns, wife of a prominent New York merchant. The journal includes descriptions of a visit to Washington D.C. and Mount Vernon in April 1870.

  • RM-1191: Fairfax Family Ledger, 1739, 1740, 1742, 1744, 1745, 1746, and 1747 . Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: 98,
    Scope and Contents

    There are three sets of entries in the ledger. The first set of entries consists of 36 pages and date to 1739, 1740, 1742, 1744, 1745, 1746, and 1747 and individual lists are accepted and signed by William Fairfax ( 1691 – 1757) , who had just built Belvoir. Several pages are headed "Gedney Clarke Mercht of Barbados" who apparently is in charge of shipping items to William Fairfax in Virginia. The second set of entries in the ledger comprises most of the ledger and consists of 52 pages. It covers the years 1760 to 1772 and accounts are initialed by "GWFx," George William Fairfax, son of William Fairfax, who died in 1757. These entries consist of page after page of goods or services purchased largely from London merchants; Cheapside, Fleet Street, and Charring Cross are mentioned. A third section of the ledger consists of six pages in the middle of the book that date from 1760 to 1766. It is an "Acct of Sales of Tobacco" from 1760 to 1766. The names of the buyers are unknown.

  • RM-579; MS-4458: Account book, Fanny Bassett Washington, 1793 January - 1795 August. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: 99,
  • W-693: Lund Washington Account Book, 1772-1786. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text object: OUT,
    Scope and Contents

    Contains accounts for the running of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, its constituent farms and businesses. Entries document expenses for the fisheries, tailor work, voyage of the brig (or brigantine) Farmer to Jamaica in 1774, tools, clothing for slaves, expenses for various craftsmen, food, weaving, tobacco, and much more. Earliest entries are said to be in the hand of John Kirkpatrick, while the last two thirds of the volume are in the hand of Lund Washington. About a half dozen notations in George Washington's hand also appear. Quite a few later manuscript additions appear throughout, giving explanations or 'editorial commentary' on the text. Pages numbered 89-107 were removed prior to the original coming to Mount Vernon.

    Also available at Mount Vernon: typed transcription dating perhaps to 1932 (Transctiption 17-A); handwritten "transcript with index" by A.L. Reese dating to 1946 (Transcription 18-A); and typed transcription created by Gwendolyn White and Maureen Connors in 2009 (Transcription 45-A).

  • H-1123: Diary of John Brazier Cannon, 1806 January-1806 October. Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers, Text box: Diary,
Series 3. Oversized Documents and Manuscripts. Shelf: Oversized, Text
  • W-646: Land grant, Thomas Culpeper to John Washington and Nicholas Spencer, 1674 March 1. box: OV1, Text folder: 1674.03.01,
    Scope and Contents

    Land grant of Culpeper, proprietor of Northern Neck, of 5000 acres to Col. John Washington and Col. Nicholas Spencer; the original patent for the Mount Vernon lands. Paper seal with coat of arms upper left corner. Docketed by George Washington and others on verso

  • W-653: Land grant, Herbert Jeffries to George Brent, 1677 December 14. box: OV1, Text folder: 1677.12.14,
  • W-648: Land grant transcript, Thomas Culpeper to John Washington and Nicholas Spencer, on reverse, Memorandum of a survey by George Brent, 1690 September 18. box: OV1, Text folder: 1690.09.18,
  • A-373: Indenture, Roger Gregory and Mildred Gregory to Augustine Washington, 1726 May 16. box: OV1, Realia folder: 1726.05.16,
  • A-373: Release of Indenture, Roger Gregory and Mildred Gregory to Augustine Washington, 1726 May 17. box: OV1, Text folder: 1726.05.17,
  • A-373: Indenture, Roger Gregory and Mildred Gregory to Augustine Washington, 1726 October 18. box: OV1, Text folder: 1726.10.18,
  • A-373: Indenture, Roger Gregory and Mildred Gregory to Augustine Washington, 1726 October 19. box: OV1, Text folder: 1726.10.19,
  • A-420: Indenture, William Spencer to Lawrence Washington, 1738 March 1. box: OV1, Text folder: 1738.03.01,
  • A-420: Indenture, William Spencer to Lawrence Washington, 1738 March 2. box: OV1, Text folder: 1738.03.02,
  • W-819A: Indenture, Zephaniah Wade and wife to John Brown, 1739 December 14. box: OV1, Text folder: 1739.12.14,
  • W-819B: Indenture, Zephaniah Wade and wife to John Brown, 1739 December 15. box: OV1, Text folder: 1739.12.15,
  • W-734: Document, Commission of Lawrence Washington as captain in provincial forces serving under Admiral Vernon in the Cartegena Campaign, 1740 June 9. box: OV1, Text folder: 1740.06.09,
  • W-243: Deposition, in the suit of Thomas Marshall against Samson Darrell, 1748 March 29. box: OV1, Text folder: 1748.03.29,
  • A-366: Indenture, Henry Frenn to Lawrence Washington, 1750 February 4. box: OV1, Text folder: 1750.02.04,
  • A-366: Account, Settlement of estate of Lawrence Washington, 1752-1755. box: OV1, Text folder: 1752.00.00,
  • 2020-SC-001: Land grant presented to Jacob Christman, Jr. by Thomas Lord Fairfax, 1753. box: OV1, Text folder: 1753.00.00,
    Scope and Contents

    Document signed "Fairfax" on parchment. Grants 425 acres of land in Augusta County to Jacob Christman. As the document notes, this land along the Lost River of Cacapon was surveyed by George Washington.

  • A-680: Indenture, Deed of release from Ignatius Digges, William Digges, and John Addison to Thomas Colvill, 1756 February 18. box: OV1, Text folder: 1756.02.18,
  • RM-1020; MS-5647: Court documents, Joseph Stevens trial, 1757 July 14. box: OV1, Text folder: 1757.07.14,
  • A-592: Indenture, Deed of release for Fairfax County land from Charles Washington and Mildred Washington to Thomas Posey, 1759 September 21. box: OV1, Text folder: 1759.09.21,
  • RM-1140; MS-5826: Muster roll of the New Windsor-Newburgh encampment, 1783 February-March. box: OV2, Text folder: 1783.02.00,
    Scope and Contents

    Autograph document in an unknown hand, listing 183 officers, surgeons, chaplains, waggon masters, aides-de-camp, paymasters, and others, beginning with "His Excellency General Washington."

    Custodial History

    Gift: Jess and Grace Pavey Fund, 2007

  • RM-502; MS-4086: Will of John Augustine Washington of Bushfield, 1784 June 22. box: OV2, Text folder: 1784.06.22,
  • RM-545; MS-4193: Document, A list of servants and redemptions that has been free'd and redeemed, 1784 August 2. box: OV2, Text folder: 1784.08.02,
  • A-238: Document, Division of furniture of John Augustine Washington's estate, circa 1787. box: OV2, Text folder: 1787.00.00,
  • 2016-SC-002: Letter, Thomas Paine to John Hustler, 1789 December 8. box: OV2, Text folder: 1789.12.08,
    Scope and Contents

    Thomas Paine wrote to John Hustler on issues of a new constitution in France and directly transcribes Washington's address to the Society of Quakers.

  • RM-1148; MS-5836: Penmanship book of Joseph Swan, 1795 March 30. box: OV2, Text folder: 1795.03.30,
    Scope and Contents

    A folio-sized penmanship book dating from 1795, written by Joseph Swan of Medford School, likely in Massachusetts. The first page of the book extols the virtues and influence of President George Washington.

  • RM-1145; MS-5833: Receipt, carriage tax paid by William Augustine Washington, 1799 November 15. box: OV2, Text folder: 1799.11.15,
    Scope and Contents

    Printed form with manuscript additions. A receipt for twelve dollars of taxes paid by William Augustine Washington for his four wheel carriage, called a post chaise, which is drawn by four horses for the conveyance of more than one person. The receipt is mounted on paper with an engraving of William Augustine.

  • RM-924; MS-5462: Broadside, By his excellency Jonathan Trumball, esquire, governor and commander in chief over the state of Connecticut. A proclamation, 1800. box: OV2, Text folder: 1800.00.00,
  • RM-1121.002; MS-5805: Memorial broadside, General Washington, by W. P. Blake, London, 1800. box: OV2, Text folder: 1800.00.00,
    Scope and Contents

    A British eulogy that features a boulder labeled "Washington," steadfast amidst a raging sea.

  • Mss-262: Document, Sketch of a proposed monument to George Washington, 1800 January 1. box: OV2, Text folder: 1800.01.01,
  • W-1250: Account, Estate of Genl. George Washington deceased in account with Bushrod Washington and Lawrence Lewis acting executors, 1802-1811. box: OV2, Text folder: 1802.00.00,
  • RM-115; MS-2317: Account, Colonel William Washington with Joshua Riddle, 1803 May 14-1804 August 5. box: OV2, Text folder: 1803.05.14,
  • RM-1093; MS-5761: Insurance policy, to Bushrod Washington for a barn on Mount Vernon, 1815 December 6. box: OV2, Text folder: 1815.12.06,
  • RM-1176; MS-5912: Broadside, In Congress July 4th, 1776: the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America, 1820-1824. box: OV2, Text folder: 1820.00.00,
    Condition

    Conserved by Cleveland Conservation of Art on Paper, Inc., 8 December 2011

  • RM-898; MS-5386: Document, Inventory of the estate of Dr. John Greenwood, 1820 May 13. box: OV2, Text folder: 1820.05.13,
  • A-698: Deed, George F. and Maria Washington to William Stephenson, 1826 March 4. box: OV2, Text folder: 1826.03.04,
  • RM-10; MSS-2013: Map, Platt of Mr. John A. Washington's part of Mount Vernon, 1831 May 10. box: OV2, Text folder: 1831.05.10,
    Scope and Contents

    A map and survey labeled "A Map of Mount Vernon" and docketed "Platt +c. of Mr. John A. Washington's part of Mount Vernon, 1225 acres." The map gives boundary lines of John Augustine Washington II's part of the estate and also shows parts held by Bushrod Corbin Washington and the heirs of Bushrod Washington Jr. With manuscript corrections dated 1849. Survey made by James M. Brown, Deputy Sur. of Jefferson Cty., May 10th 1831.

  • RM-1127; MS-5813: Document, two leaves gathered at Mount Vernon by A. J. Lawrence, 1842 May-June. box: OV2, Text folder: 1842.05.00,
  • 2019-SC-032: Map, a map of George Washington's Farm of Mount Vernon by J. Hammond Coulter, circa 1849. box: OV2, Text folder: 1849.00.00,
    Scope and Contents

    Manuscript map in ink and watercolor, signed "Copied by J. Hammond Coulter. Minersville." The map shows the boundaries of George Washington's farms along the Potomac River.

  • 2019-SC-031: Map, Plan of old apple orchard at Mount Vernon, 1871. box: OV2, Text folder: 1871.00.00,
    Scope and Contents

    Manuscript plan of Mount Vernon titled "Old apple orchard planted in 1871 - with pears, peaches +c." Includes a key, labeling the Mount Vernon mansion and all its outbuildings as they appeared in the late 1800s.

  • RM-145; PS-2412: Facsimile, "A heliotype of Washington's autograph address to the officers of the American Army, at Newburg, N.Y., March 15, 1783", 1876. box: OV2, Text folder: 1876.00.00,
  • RL-4830 ; Jackson 185: Facsimile, "A heliotype of Washington's autograph address to the officers of the American Army, at Newburg, N.Y., March 15, 1783", 1876. box: OV2, Text folder: 1876.00.00 (2),
  • RM-163; MS-2464: Broadside, entrance placard to Mount Vernon, circa 1893. box: OV2, Text folder: 1893.00.00,
    Scope and Contents

    "Mount Vernon hom and tomb of Washington. Grounds opened at 11 o'clock A.M. Closed and cleared promptly at 4 o'clock P.M. Entrance fee, 25 cents. Positively no admittance on Sunday. Picnics not allowed on Mt. Vernon grounds. Special arrangement for June, July, Aug., Sept., '93: To accommodate Columbian Excursionists, the open hours will be extended to 6 o'clock P.M., on Wednesdays only. Mt. Vernon Ladies' Association"

  • RM-909; MS-5439; W-420; W-803; W-1169; W-1354/a-c: Document, George Washington's watermarked paper, undated. box: OV2, Text folder: ND1,
  • Document, George Washington's watermarked paper, undated. box: OV2, Text folder: ND2,
    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Ridley