Lawrence Lewis Papers, 1785-1858 RM.469

Lawrence Lewis Papers, 1785-1858 RM.469


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Created August 2015 by Candace G. Cowan, Special Collections Volunteer; reviewed October 7, 2015 by Michele Lee, Special Collections Librarian; reviewed September 2018 by Angelica Yost, Assistant for Library Operations

Repository
Special Collections at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
Identification
RM.469
Title
Lawrence Lewis family papers 1785-1858
Quantity
3.25 Linear Feet, 13 boxes
Creator
Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-1839
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library's Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Name and date of item], Lawrence Lewis family papers, [Folder], Special Collections, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington [hereafter Washington Library], Mount Vernon, Virginia.


Biographical / Historical

Lawrence Lewis: Nephew of George Washington, born on April 4, 1767, in Fredericksburg, VA to Fielding Lewis and Betty Washington Lewis, the sister of George Washington. He volunteered for service in 1794 to help suppress the Whiskey Rebellion and served as aide-de-camp to General Daniel Morgan, achieving the rank of major. In 1797 he became personal secretary to Washington and married Eleanor Parke Custis, a granddaughter of Martha Washington, on February 22, 1799. They lived at Mount Vernon for the first several years of their marriage and had eight children, three of whom survived to adulthood: Frances Parke Lewis (1799-1875); Lorenzo Lewis (13 November 1803 – 27 July 1847); and Martha Eleanor Angela Lewis (1813-1878). He was the primary executor of Washington's will and was given 2,000 acres of land by him on which he built Woodlawn. They moved to Audley Plantation in 1830 on land he had purchased from Washington's holdings. He died on November 20, 1839 and is buried in the vault at Mount Vernon. Betty (Lewis) Carter: Niece of Lawrence Lewis, daughter of Fielding Lewis and Elizabeth Washington. Born 23 February 1765 in Fredericksburg, VA. Died 9 August 1830 at Audley Plantation in Berryville, VA. Robert Lewis: Son of Fielding Lewis and Elizabeth Washington. Born 25 June 1769 in Fredericksburg, VA. Died 16 January 1829 in Fredericksburg, VA. He was secretary to George Washington during his presidency.

Content Description

This collection (269 letters) includes correspondence regarding family matters, farm business, legal questions about various wills, including that of George Washington, buying and selling of slaves and land, letters from friends, travels, and business interests. Also included are financial papers, including accounts and bills for various services, many dealing with daily life, building materials, education expenses, books, taxes paid/owed, and financial transactions.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series: Correspondence and Financial Papers. The correspondence relates to financial and legal matters, business transactions, dealings regarding the family and the farm. The financial papers include accounts and bills for various services, as well as legal documents.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Anderson, John
  • Foote, William Hayward, 1781-1846
  • Lewis, Eleanor Parke Custis, 1779-1852
  • Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-1839
  • Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-1847
  • Lewis, Robert, 1769-1829
  • Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829

Container List

Correspondence
English.
Scope and Contents

The correspondence relates to financial and legal matters, business transactions, dealings regarding the family and the farm.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1 MS-3626: NT74.103.23
    John Anderson to Lawrence Lewis
    1801 JuneEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Personal and farm concerns.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 2 MS-3631: NT74.103.28
    Charles B. Ball to Lawrence Lewis
    1820 February 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Leesburg to near Alexandria. Financial matters concerned with the settlement of Charles Ball's mother's estate.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 3 MS-3633: NT74.103.30
    Fayette Ball to Lawrence Lewis
    1820 March 22English.
    Scope and Contents

    Leesburg. Received of Lewis $1877.67 on account of legacy due heirs of Frances Peyton from estate of George Washington.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 4 MS-3632: NT74.103.29
    Fayette Ball to Lawrence Lewis
    1822 December 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Leesburg to Woodlawn. Answer to a request to pay his bill.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 5 MS-3630: NT74.103.27
    Spencer M. Ball to Joseph Eaches
    1845 March 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Fairfax County Court House to Alexandria. Concerns settlement of estate of George Washington.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 6 MS-3637
    Bromwell Bapett to Lawrence Lewis
    1806 March 8English.
    Scope and Contents

    Considerations concerning a patent application that Bapett has gone to Washington, DC about.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 7 MS-3639
    Robert Bell to Lawrence Lewis
    1829 August 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Iberville, La. to Alexandria. Concerns the transferal of enslaved workers.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 8 MS-3640
    Robert Bell to Lawrence Lewis
    1830 February 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    New Orleans to Alexandria. Concerns financial matters.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 9 MS-3641
    Robert Bell to Lawrence Lewis
    1831 April 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    New Orleans to Alexandria. Concerns enslaved workers and financial matters.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 10 MS-3642
    Robert Bell to Lawrence Lewis
    1831 June 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    Iberville, La. to Alexandria. Concerns financial matters.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 11 MS-3646
    Charles Bennett to Lawrence Lewis
    1832 March 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Washington to Woodlawn. Accompanying note to answer written by John Calvert declining administration of estate of the late William Custis.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 12 MS-3647
    Charles Bennett to Lawrence Lewis
    1835 January 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    Alexandria to Woodlawn. Concerns a bill for goods to arrive on a brig from New Orleans.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 13 MS-3648
    Henry Berry to Lawrence Lewis
    1827 February 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Shepherdstown to Woodlawn. Information concerning the estate of Major William Hickman.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 14 MS-3649
    Henry Berry to Lawrence Lewis
    1828 October 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Shepherdstown to Audley. Concerns a dispute with a Mr. Corkin over some hogs.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 15 MS-3651
    William Brent to Lawrence Lewis
    1827 July 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    Washington to Battletown, Va. Answer to a claim on a slave, Michael.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 16 MS-3652
    Jacob Broadwell to John Smith (Senator)
    1808 January 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Spring Hill Farm. Concerns the sale of land that had been part of George Washington's estate.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 17 MS-3653
    John Bronaugh to Lawrence Lewis
    1815 August 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Dumfries to near Alexandria. Transaction of certificate from Mr. Adams.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 18 MS-3654
    James R. Brooking to Lawrence Lewis
    1827 February 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Newtown to Alexandria. Concerns the construction of a threshing machine.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 19 MS-3655
    H. Brown, Jr. to Lawrence Lewis
    1829 October 28English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Relates the details of managing the Audley estate while Lorenzo Lewis is away.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 20 MS-3656
    William Brown to Charles Calvert Stuart
    1829 December 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Richmond to Fairfax. Concerns the details of the auction of the slaves of George Washington and the charges thereof.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 1 MS-3657
    William Brown to Lawrence Lewis
    1819 February 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    Charlestown to Woodlawn. Answer to financial concerns.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 2 MS-3658
    A. Bryan to Robert Lewis
    1816 June 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Point Pleasant to Alexandria. Answer relating to financial obligation of Bryan to Lewis.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 3 MS-3659
    Lawrence Butler to Lawrence Lewis
    1799 April 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    Soldiers Retreat. A companion from military days wants him to speak to General George Washington about an appointment.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 4 MS-3669
    Betty Carter to Lawrence Lewis
    undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Beg of loan to help Fielding in his journey to and expenses at West Point.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 5 MS-3666
    Betty Carter to Lawrence Lewis
    1821 December 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    Deerwood to Woodlawn. Concerns family news and gossip.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 6 MS-3667
    Betty Carter to Lawrence Lewis
    1824 November 22English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Main subjects are Lafayette's visit to Fredericksburg, Va., Tomb of Washington, and meeting with Thomas Jefferson.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 7 MS-3668
    Betty Carter to Lawrence Lewis
    1826 August 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Deerwood to Battletown, Va. Hopes he will visit soon. Cannot decide whether to stay with Eleanor or come to Audley

  • Text box: 2 folder: 8 MS-3670
    Charles Carter to Lawrence Lewis
    1798 October 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Culpeper to Mount Vernon. Request for $100 owed. Had written to Washington concerning commission for Champ. Asks for recommendation.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 9 MS-3671
    Charles Carter to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 October 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. Answers that articles were received. Statement on virtues of temperance.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 10 MS-3672
    Charles Carter to Lawrence Lewis
    1819 November 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    Culpeper to Woodlawn. Asking for money to buy more enslaved workers. Payment of amount owed by Judge [Bushrod] Washington.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 11 MS-3673
    Charles Carter to Lawrence Lewis
    1820 January 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Culpeper to Woodlawn. Concerns financial matters.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 12 MS-3676
    Wilson-Miles Cary to Lawrence Lewis
    1809 October 28English.
    Scope and Contents

    Document signed in circuit court appointing Lawrence Lewis the attorney for Wilson-Miles Cary.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 13 MS-3661
    Anthony-Charles Cazenove to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn
    1821 April 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Answer to a letter from Lawrence Lewis in which he disputed the price of black cloth. Anthony-Charles Cazenove replies price remains same.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 14 MS-3665
    Anthony-Charles Cazenove to Lawrence Lewis
    1823 July 21English.
    Scope and Contents

    Alexandria to Woodlawn. Requests that Lewis settle his dry goods account with Gray the Tailor. Shipment of wool soon to arrive.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 15 MS-3663
    Anthony-Charles Cazenove to Lawrence Lewis
    1827 May 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Notice regarding the weight of wool to be shipped to Lewis.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 16 MS-3664
    Anthony-Charles Cazenove to Lawrence Lewis
    1835 February 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    Alexandria to Woodlawn. Receipt of 33.56 sent by Lewis and answer to question concerning W. Throckmorton[?].

  • Text box: 2 folder: 17 MS-3678
    Sarah Chichester to Lawrence Lewis
    1822 December 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    Mount Airy. Answer to letter requesting a smith.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 18 MS-3683
    William Beverly Clayton to Lawrence Lewis
    1805 April 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    New Kent. Answer to request for a copy of the will of Bartholomew Dandridge.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 19 MS-3681
    John William Coakley to Lawrence Lewis
    1826 March 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Requests 2 empty barrels. Warns that if Lawrence Lewis has any more counterfeit $2 notes, he had better get clear of them.

  • Text box: 2 folder: 20 MS-3680
    John William Coakley to Lawrence Lewis
    1826 March 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Concerns a counterfeit $2 note Lewis sent to Coakley.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 1 MS-3675
    Samuel Cochran to Lawrence Lewis
    1828 August 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Richmond to Battletown. Concerns the purchase of two threshing machines.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 2 MS-3682
    D. H. Conrad to Lawrence Lewis
    [?] May 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Martinsburg to Alexandria. Legal matters concerning an appeal of a man who then died.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 3 MS-3674
    Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Eleanor Parke Custis, 1779-18521822 July 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    Tudor Place to Woodlawn. Asking for money she had given him so she can go on a journey to recover her health.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 4 MS-3694
    Henry C. Dade to Lawrence Lewis
    1817 May 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bloomsburg to Woodlawn. Concerns search for records of George Washington's estates.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 5 MS-3684
    Henry P. Daingerfield to Lawrence Lewis
    1829 June 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bel Mont to Woodlawn. Cannot accompany Lawrence Lewis on excursion they had planned because his rye harvest is near at hand.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 6 MS-3685
    Henry P. Daingerfield to Lawrence Lewis
    1832 September 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    Alexandria to Audley. Been busy with farm matters; now in Alexandria to attend to illness of Robert Dabs; talks about crops and cholera.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 7 MS-3686
    LeRoy Daingerfield to Lawrence Lewis
    1798 May 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns ordering fish and salt for himself and Mr. Jos. Parsons.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 8 MS-3687
    LeRoy Daingerfield to James Paul
    1790 April 22English.
    Scope and Contents

    Balance of payment due to Paul from Daingerfield for a horse.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 9 MS-3691
    Josiah H. Davis to Lawrence Lewis
    1829 January 1English.
    Scope and Contents

    Alexandria to Woodlawn. Happy New Year and please pay your bill.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 10 MS-3697
    Joseph Eswin to Lawrence Lewis
    1826 March 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Plaguemim, LA to Mount Vernon. Concerns financial matters.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 11 MS-3696
    Joseph Eswin to Lawrence Lewis
    1826 August 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    Iberville, LA, to Battletown. Concerns financial matters.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 12 MS-3698
    Joseph Eswin to Lawrence Lewis
    1826 December 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Plaguemim, LA to Mount Vernon. Concerns financial matters.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 13 MS-3700
    Joseph Eswin to Lawrence Lewis
    1828 February 21English.
    Scope and Contents

    New Orleans to Mount Vernon. Concerns financial matters.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 14 MS-3699
    Joseph Eswin to Lawrence Lewis
    1829 February 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    New Orleans to Mount Vernon. Concerns financial matters.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 15 MS-3701
    Benjamin Field to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 October 5English.
    Scope and Contents

    Survey of 1,000 acres of land purchased by Howell Lewis by Lawrence Lewis [sic].

  • Text box: 3 folder: 16 MS-3706
    W. H. Foote to Lawrence Lewis
    Foote, William Hayward, 1781-18461824 August 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Hayfield to Fredericksburg. Concerns farm matters and the firing of a tenant farmer.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 17 MS-3704
    W. H. Foote to Lawrence Lewis
    Foote, William Hayward, 1781-18461829English.
    Scope and Contents

    Note that accompanied a shipment of mutton.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 18 MS-3705
    W. H. Foote to Lawrence Lewis
    Foote, William Hayward, 1781-18461837 November 1English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Concerns personal philosophy.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 19 MS-3703
    Colonel William Fountain to Lawrence Lewis
    1807 December 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    To near Alexandria. Concerns sale of land of the estate of General George Washington.

  • Text box: 3 folder: 20 MS-3702
    William P. French to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 AugustEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. Receipt of rent due from the late George Washington and a note accompanying.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 1 MS-3718
    George Gilpin to Lawrence Lewis
    1801 August 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Alexandria to Mount Vernon. Concerns shingles, salt, and nails. Note concerns hogsheds in need of repair.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 2 MS-3708
    Edward Graham to Lawrence Lewis
    1802 February 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    Lexington to Mount Vernon. First letter concerned with payment of back taxes on estate of George Washington.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 3 MS-3707
    Edward Graham to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 December 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Lexington to Woodlawn. Answer to letter concerned with payment of back taxes on the estate of George Washington.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 4 MS-3722
    George Gummell to Lawrence Lewis
    1839 July 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    Providence, VA to Fairfax County. Explanation of why Mr. George Gummell cannot pay his debt at the present time.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 5 MS-3788
    Mary Hamilton to Sarah Peacock
    1858 August 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Cooper Institute to Maysville. Explains purpose of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in preserving Washington's tomb and home.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 6 MS-3726
    Thomas B. Hammond to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 February 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Veronon. Requests payment of a bill.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 7 MS-3677
    Thomas Hammond and Samuel J. Cramer to Lawrence Lewis
    1836 December 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Legal document. Notification of bond.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 8 MS-3731
    James E. Heath to Lawrence Lewis
    1834 October 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    Richmond to Woodlawn. Advises when to pay taxes in Nansimond County.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 9 MS-3725
    John C. Herbert to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 March 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Alexandria to Woodlawn. Order upon the estate of General George Washington for a payment. Alexandria to Woodlawn.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 10 MS-3727
    William Hickman to Lawrence Lewis
    1826 May 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    Shepherdstown to Woodlawn. Information on progress of Hickman's investigation of the "Shann[on] hill business."

  • Text box: 4 folder: 11 MS-3728
    William Hickman to Lawrence Lewis
    1826 July 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Shepherdstown to Woodlawn. Answer and final statement of the business of the Shannon Hill estate.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 12 MS-3730
    Henry Ingle to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 December 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Washington to Mount Vernon. Note than accompanied an account.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 13 MS-3732
    Jonathan Janney to Lawrence Lewis
    1828 January 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Alexandria. Letter of account.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 14 MS-3735
    William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 July 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Frederick to Mount Vernon. Answer concerning farm matters.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 15 MS-3736
    William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 September 24English.
    Scope and Contents

    Frederick to Mount Vernon. Answer concerning farm matters.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 16 MS-3738
    William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 July 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Answer concerning crops, frost last spring, and summer drought.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 17 MS-3739
    William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 September 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Frederick to Woodlawn. Concerns illnesses, neighborhood news, and farm matters.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 18 MS-3740
    William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 October 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Frederick to Woodlawn. Concerns farm matters and "friendly advice."

  • Text box: 4 folder: 19 MS-3741
    William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 December 8English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Concerns repairs to the barn and other farm matters.

  • Text box: 4 folder: 20 MS-3742
    William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis
    1804 October 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. States that enslaved workers were sick. One of the tenants is leaving. Other farm matters.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 1 MS-3744
    William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis
    1805English.
    Scope and Contents

    Frederick to Woodlawn. Answer that corn prices have fallen and other farm concerns.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 2 MS-3743
    William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis
    1805 May 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    Frederick to Woodlawn. Farm concerns.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 3 MS-3745
    William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis
    1806 October 28English.
    Scope and Contents

    Frederick to Mount Vernon. Contract for wheat has been. Explains the "Negro situation" with winter coming on.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 4 MS-3746
    William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis
    1807English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Draft of wheat contract and other farm matters.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 5 MS-3751
    George Lee to Lawrence Lewis
    1801 November 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    Loudon to Mount Vernon. Concerns financial matters. Also finished building his house and invites Lawrence Lewis and his wife [Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis] to visit.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 6 MS-3759
    Charles A. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1819 July 5English.
    Scope and Contents

    Wilson County to Woodlawn. Charles' health is worsened, and farm is deteriorating; needs funds to sustain himself and family.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 7 MS-3758
    Charles A. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1828 October 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Wilson County to Battletown. Charles is very sick and wants his uncle to sell his share in the locks and forward the money to him.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 8 MS-3754
    Daingerfield Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1817 June 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    Oak Spring to Woodlawn. Requests Lawrence set reward for hired hand who left the farm after a dispute with the overseer.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 9 MS-3755
    Daingerfield Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1818 June 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    Society Hill to Woodlawn. Has had money to pay his uncle back, but enslaved workers have been so cheap he decided to invest money there.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 10 MS-3756
    Ellen H. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1825 November 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Deerhunt to Alexandria. Requests part of legacy due from George Washington's estate.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 11 MS-3869
    Ellen H. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1831 May 5English.
    Scope and Contents

    Point Pleasant to near Alexandria. Engaged in settling estate of her husband; hopes Lawrence will send her receipts to his brother's credit.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 12 MS-3752
    Gabriel Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 January 21 or 31English.
    Scope and Contents

    Culpeper County to Woodlawn. Concerns estate affairs; land purchase of George Washington's Kentucky lands.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 13 MS-3753
    Howell Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1802 October 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Lawrence Lewis as executor of estate of George Washington, transfer of 7 shares in Georgetown Bank to David Henderson.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 14 MS-3625
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-1847[?] March 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Philadelphia to Woodlawn. Glad to be free of debts; wishes could pay father's debts. Hopes to be admitted to the bar and get married.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 15 MS-3606
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471828 November 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    Woodlawn to Audley. Crops and life at Woodlawn.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 16 MS-3607
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471829 January 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Farm matters and town gossip.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 17 MS-3608
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471829 December 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Death of Judge Bushrod Washington and his wife. Farm matters.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 18 MS-3609
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471830 January 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Aunt [Betty] Carter's critical illness and desire for Lawrence to come to Audley.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 19 MS-3610
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471831 March 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    Philadelphia to Alexandria. Concerns Lorenzo's expenses in Philadelphia. He requests $50 by next post.

  • Text box: 5 folder: 20 MS-3611
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471831 July 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Alexandria. Business matters--wine purchase, bought an enslaved worker and 2 colts, began to harvest wheat.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 1 MS-3612
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471831 October 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Alexandria. Esther is ill. Wheat is sown. Lamp broke in shipping.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 2 MS-3613
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471833 February 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Farm business--winter severe, wheat is well, social gossip.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 3 MS-3614
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471833 April 28English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Farm matters and family news.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 4 MS-3615
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471833 June 21English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Lawrence's law business, harvest soon, Lorenzo's son.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 5 MS-3616
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471833 July 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Harvest finished. Farm hands need to be paid. Cholera at Harper's Ferry.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 6 MS-3617
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471833 October 21English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Urgent letter asking Lawrence to take Nelly to Louisiana to protect her from consumption.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 7 MS-3618
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471833 October 29English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Sorry that Lawrence cannot take Nelly; financial, farm, and family matters.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 8 MS-3619
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471834 March 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Iberville Parish. Criticizes post office. Collection of "natural subjects." Poor flour prices. Local gossip.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 9 MS-3620
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471834 September 21English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Welcomes return of Lawrence and wife. Legal matters.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 10 MS-3621
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471834 November 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Philadelphia to Woodlawn. Dispute among enslaved workers at Audley. Family matters.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 11 MS-3622
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471834 December 1English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Lorenzo and family are home. Tenant sick. Boys are cutting teeth.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 12 MS-3623
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471834 December 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Iberville Parish. Arrival at Butler's. Compliments to his sister. Weather. Farm matters. Family gossip.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 13 MS-3624
    Lorenzo Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Lorenzo, 1803-18471834 December 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Audley to Woodlawn. Christmas greeting. Shooting game on farm. Weather.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 14 MS-3856
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291803 April 8English.
    Scope and Contents

    Pine Grove to Woodlawn. Concerns financial matters in Bank of Alexandria and estate of Martha Washington. Land dealings in Virginia and Maryland.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 15 MS-3857
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291803 July 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Pine Grove to Woodlawn. Payment for purchase of land at Berkley: "Evan's Marsh."

  • Text box: 6 folder: 16 MS-3858
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291803 July 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    Pine Grove to Woodlawn. Refers to land deal at Berkeley and deed to such. Expresses shock at news of death of their brother Fielding Lewis.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 17 MS-3859
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291804 November 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Problems have arisen in court over land deal.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 18 MS-3860
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291806 April 28English.
    Scope and Contents

    Pine Grove to Woodlawn. Asks for copy of a document in Lawrence's possession.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 19 MS-3862
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis and Bushrod Washington
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291807English.
    Scope and Contents

    Pine Grove to Mount Vernon. Deals with tract of land.

  • Text box: 6 folder: 20 MS-3861
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291807 March 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Pine Grove to Woodlawn. Requests letter of General George Washington's mentioning a certain land transaction. Also mentions family situation at Spotswood.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 1 MS-3863
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291807 August 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Answer to matters concerning land transaction and response to advice respecting arrangement with General Spotswood.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 2 MS-3864
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291813 February 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    Fredericksburg to Woodlawn. Discusses trip to New York and things he saw in Philadelphia.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 3 MS-3865
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291818 August 1English.
    Scope and Contents

    Fredericksburg to Woodlawn. Concerns matters of George Washington's estate, farming business, family travels, and explanantion behind a medal.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 4 MS-3866
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291821 February 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    Fredericksburg to Woodlawn. Severity of winter is keeping him from visiting. Mentions suit against him. Economic state of country is hurting farmers. Family matters.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 5 MS-3867
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291822 May 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    Mayor's office to Woodlawn. Concerns financial matters.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 6 MS-3868
    Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291827 May 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    Fredericksburg to Woodlawn. Concerns various family matters.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 7 MS-3760
    W. W. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1809 December 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Concerns financial matters and an debt he owes to Lawrence.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 8 MS-3761
    W. W. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1810 May 30English.
    Scope and Contents

    Lexington to Woodlawn. Concerns Lawrence's land in Rough Creek that W. W. is attempting to sell.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 9 MS-3762
    W. W. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1810 October 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Lexington to Woodlawn. Answer concerning a question for W. W.'s father, Robert [?].

  • Text box: 7 folder: 10 MS-3763
    W. W. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1812 July 25English.
    Preferred Citation

    Montmirel, Christian County, KY to Battletown. Concerns W. W.'s farm management problems and his desire to sell the farm.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 11 MS-3764
    W. W. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1812 August 31English.
    Scope and Contents

    Montmirel, Christian County, KY to Frederick County. Concerns isolation of frontier farm life and recent events in Baltimore: armed riots and mob government.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 12 MS-3765
    W. W. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1813 May 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Russellville, KY to Woodlawn. [William] Howell has left to rejoin Navy. Relays findings of man interested in Rough Creek lands for mining iron ore.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 13 MS-3766
    W. W. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1814 April 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bagatelle, Logan County, KY to Woodlawn. Relays that Mr. Paul Skidmire is also interested in Rough Creek land for its ore. Forwards receipt for tax money.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 14 MS-3767
    W. W. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1815 July 23English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bagatelle, Logan County, KY to Woodlawn. Concerns new tax laws and sale of Rough Creek lands, and the French Revolution.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 15 MS-3768
    W. W. Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    1831 March 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    near Morganfield, Union County, KY to Woodlawn. Concerns a lawsuit and family matters.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 16 MS-3784
    Thomas H. Marshall to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 March 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Marshall Hall to Mount Vernon. Concerns terms of business in breeding of horses.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 17 MS-3787
    R. Mason to Lawrence Lewis
    1829 February 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Letter accompanies cotton gin. Mason will drop by to instruct its use. Tells of pins that were broken.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 18 MS-3786
    Thomson F. Mason to Lawrence Lewis
    1818 July 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    Alexandria to Woodlawn. Concerns financial matters. Letter serves as receipt for money owed to be transacted through Mason's brother.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 19 MS-3769
    Alfred Jacob Miller to Lawrence Lewis
    1832 September 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Baltimore to Berryville. A thank you letter.

  • Text box: 7 folder: 20 MS-3772
    J. Milton to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 January 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    Frederick to Mount Vernon. Concerns William Kercheval's desire to be an overseer, and other farm matters.

  • Realia box: 8 folder: 1 MS-3771
    J. Milton to Lawrence Lewis
    1807 December 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    From Frederick. Concerns farm matters, including debts.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 2 MS-3770
    J. Milton to Lawrence Lewis
    1808 October 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    From Frederick. Milton is an agent of Lewis and sends news of farm matters.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 3 MS-3773
    J. Milton to Lawrence Lewis
    1809 November 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns sale of wheat to Thomas W. Barton and Richard P. Barton.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 4 MS-3774
    James Moore to Lawrence Lewis
    1813 February 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Waterford to Alexandria. Concerns Lawrence Lewis' wool.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 5 MS-3775
    James Moore to Lawrence Lewis
    1813 June 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    Waterford to near Mount Vernon. Concerns Lawrence Lewis' wool.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 6 MS-3776
    James Moore to Lawrence Lewis
    1815 January 5English.
    Scope and Contents

    Waterford to near Mount Vernon. Has material ready but not transportation. "Military Draught" has disrupted regular business orders.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 7 MS-3778
    James Moore to Lawrence Lewis
    1815 January 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Waterford Manufactory. Tries to clear up discrepancies caused by order by Lewis and replay by Moore crossing in mailing.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 8 MS-3871
    James Moore to Lawrence Lewis
    1815 May 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    Waterford to Woodlawn. Concerns problems with mail and economic conditions caused by the end of the war.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 9 MS-3779
    James Moore to Lawrence Lewis
    1815 November 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Waterford to Woodlawn. Concerns Lewis' wool.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 10 MS-3780
    James Moore to Lawrence Lewis
    1815 December 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    Waterford to Woodlawn. Concerns an order he cannot fill properly and offers alternatives.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 11 MS-3781
    James Moore to Lawrence Lewis
    1816 January 5English.
    Scope and Contents

    Waterford to Woodlawn. Concerns an order for linen that might have crossed delivery in the mail.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 12 MS-3777
    James Moore to Lawrence Lewis
    1816 October 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Waterford Manufactory to Woodlawn. Answer to request for linen.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 13 MS-3782
    James Moore to Lawrence Lewis
    1817 March 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Waterford to Woodlawn. Note enclosed with statement of accounts with Lewis explaining fluctuation of prices.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 14 MS-3783
    Jack W. Morgan to Lawrence Lewis
    1832 May 28English.
    Scope and Contents
  • Text box: 8 folder: 15 MS-3805
    Charles Page to Lawrence Lewis
    1823 August 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    From Alexandria. Statement giving credit of certain amount to his account. Mentions rent due to St. Paul's Church.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 16 MS-3802
    M. Page to Lawrence Lewis
    1831 October 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    Albemarle to near Alexandria. Answer concerning meeting of Lewis (or angent) and Page for purpose of assessing lands.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 17 MS-3803
    M. Page to Lawrence Lewis
    1831 November 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Suffolk to Alexandria. Concerns meeting to assess lands which Lewis could not attend. Recommendations as to course to pursue.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 18 MS-3807
    James Parke to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 February 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Westmoreland County to Mount Vernon. Concerns sale of corn to Lewis.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 19 MS-3804
    Thomas Parker to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 March 9English.
    Scope and Contents

    Camp near Harper's Ferry to Mount Vernon. Concerns lands near Frederick and estate of George Washington.

  • Text box: 8 folder: 20 MS-3806
    S. Parkes to Lawrence Lewis
    1821 March 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Soldier's Retreat to Woodlawn. Information concerning her husband's financial matters.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 1 MS-3791
    Andrew Parks to Lawrence Lewis
    1805 May 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Baltimore to Woodlawn. Letter that accompanies a $25 lottery prize.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 2 MS-3793
    Andrew Parks to Lawrence Lewis
    1808 March 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    Baltimore to Woodlawn. Answer and request for amount due for wine.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 3 MS-3794
    Andrew Parks to Lawrence Lewis
    1815 September 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Kanuwha City. Parks just returned from Pt. Pleasant having enagaged borer to bore into rocks for vein of salt water.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 4 MS-3795
    Andrew Parks to Lawrence Lewis
    1816 September 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    Red House Shoals, Buffalo, VA to Woodlawn. Concerning taxes on land owned by Lewis.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 5 MS-3796
    Andrew Parks to Lawrence Lewis
    1816 October 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Red House Shoals to Woodlawn. Answer to money sent too late to pay taxes. Borings are salty but still have hit no vein of water.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 6 MS-3797
    Andrew Parks to Lawrence Lewis
    1818 September 28English.
    Scope and Contents

    Charleston to Woodlawn. Concerns salt well experiments which had considered closing but have now decided to continue one more summer.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 7 MS-3798
    Robert Pollard to Lawrence Lewis
    1810 January 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    Richmond to near Alexandria. Receipt of money but auditors have been too engaged for Pollard to be able to settle taxes.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 8 MS-3799
    Robert Pollard to Lawrence Lewis
    1810 February 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Richmond to near Alexandria. Note accompanying receipt from auditor for tax money. Also mentions discrepancy with acreage of land.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 9 MS-3800
    Robert Pollard to Lawrence Lewis
    1811 March 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Richmond to Woodlawn. Concerns receipt of money for taxes in Mason County. Mentions family who have passed through Richmond.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 10 MS-3801
    Robert Pollard to Lawrence Lewis
    1830 January 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Richmond to near Alexandria. Business matters concerning Loyal Company, which would like to liquidate.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 11 MS-3813
    James Ross to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 April 8English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Woodlawn. Concerns account due to Ross through Ross's overseer Robert Patton.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 12 MS-3814
    Caleb Russell to Lawrence Lewis
    1836 October 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Quantico Factory to Woodlawn. Concerns order for cloth and asks Lewis to settle his account.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 13 MS-3820
    Thomas Swann to Lawrence Lewis
    1836 December 28English.
    Scope and Contents

    Washington to Audley. Answer concerning closing of an estate before the Supreme Court.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 14 MS-3828
    Bushrod Taylor to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 March 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    From Berryville. Concerns repayment of debt.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 15 MS-3832
    R. I. Taylor to Lawrence Lewis
    1832 February 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Alexandria to Woodlawn. Note accompanying petition to General Assembly in relation to stock of Potomac Company.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 16 MS-3833
    R. I. Taylor to Lawrence Lewis
    1838 June 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Alexandria to Berryville. Concerns financial matters.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 17 MS-3829
    A. Thompson to Lawrence Lewis
    1815 June 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Farmington to Alexandria. Concerns search for teacher, and mentions differences in vegetation between New England and Virginia.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 18 MS-3825
    Mord. Throckmorton to Lawrence Lewis
    1823 January 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    Meadow Farm to Woodlawn. Concerns payment of debt Throckmorton owes Lewis.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 19 MS-3822
    Henry L. G. Tucker to Lawrence Lewis
    1820 April 29English.
    Scope and Contents

    Winchester to Woodlawn. Relates decision of Judge White in wheat case to Lewis.

  • Text box: 9 folder: 20 MS-3823
    Henry L. G. Tucker to Lawrence Lewis
    1821 November 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Winchester to Woodlawn. Concerns developments in wheat case pending in court.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 1 MS-3824
    Henry L. G. Tucker to Lawrence Lewis
    1822 June 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Winchester to near Alexandria. Further developments in wheat case, and concerning money due.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 2 MS-3831
    Jos. Turner to Lawrence Lewis
    1811 September 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    From Wheatland. Concerns value of farm called Rock-Hall on rent for one year.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 3 MS-3872
    Jn. Walker to Bushrod Washington
    1803 September 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Belvoir to Mount Vernon. Answer concerning land deal.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 4 MS-3605
    Bushrod Washington to Betty Carter
    Washington, Bushrod, 1762-18291829 August 1English.
    Scope and Contents

    Wellesley to Audley. Business transaction in Jefferson County.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 5 MS-3604
    Bushrod Washington to Lawrence Lewis
    Washington, Bushrod, 1762-18291809 February 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    From Mount Vernon. Execution of George Washington's estate and Lawrence Lewis' debt to Bushrod Washington.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 6 MS-3836
    James Webb to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 January 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Epen, Harewood to Mount Vernon. Legal matters concerning closing of an estate.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 7 MS-3837
    A. Williams to Lawrence Lewis
    1830 July 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    Battletown to Woodlawn. Financial matter: he has money to pay interest on money owed to Lewis. Wants him to endorse Lorenzo Lewis to receive it.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 8 MS-3839
    J. H. Williams to Bushrod Washington
    1823 March 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    To Mount Vernon. Answer concerned with legal matters in Court of Chancery suit against W. L. Lee.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 9 MS-3846
    Manuscript note, apparently to Lawrence Lewis
    undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    About Potomac Canal shares left by General George Washington.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 10 MS-3788
    Circular, from the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association
    1858English.
    Scope and Contents

    Requesting money to purchase Mount Vernon.

Financial Papers
English.
Scope and Contents

Financial papers, including accounts and bills for various services, many dealing with daily life, building materials, education expenses, books, taxes paid/owed, and financial transactions.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 11 MS-3629
    Account, John Anderson to Lawrence Lewis
    1804 JanuaryEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Personal and farm concerns.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 12 MS-3634
    Account, William Stephen Ball to Lawrence Lewis
    1824English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bill for smith's work.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 13 MS-3635
    Account, William Stephen Ball to Lawrence Lewis
    1825English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bill for smith's work.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 14 MS-3636
    Letter and account, George Barnhart, Winchester, to Lawrence Lewis
    1832 November 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bill for carriage repairs.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 15 MS-3638
    Letter and receipt, William Bartleman, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis
    1828 March 7English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bartleman writes to state that he received Lewis' note.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 16 MS-3643
    Letter and account, Charles Bennett, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn
    1815 May 3English.
    Scope and Contents

    Enclosing William Niplet's account.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 17 MS-3644
    Letter and account, Charles Bennett, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn
    1827 March 26English.
    Scope and Contents

    Encloses bill for two counterpanes and information on sheeting.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 18 MS-3645
    Letter and account, Charles Bennett, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn
    1829 June 22English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for brandy.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 19 MS-3650
    Receipt, Thomas Bladen to Lawrence Lewis
    1806 September 22English.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for money Lewis paid Roger Farrell for corn for the free "Negroes."

  • Text box: 10 folder: 20 MS-3660
    Account, Carrol and Young to Lawrence Lewis
    undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Bill for house repairs.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 21 MS-3821
    Receipt, A. C. Cazenove to Thomas Swann
    1817 January 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    From Antoine Charles Cazenove of A. C. Cazenove and Company. Receipt for flour.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 22 MS-3662
    Letter and account, A. C. Cazenove, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn
    1825 March 5English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bill for dry goods account--5 page inventory and 1 page letter for the years 1824-1825.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 23 MS-3689
    Account, LeRoy Daingerfield to Lawrence Lewis
    1790-1803English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account of transactions in connection with the estate of John Edmondson.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 24 MS-3688
    Account, LeRoy Daingerfield to James Paul
    1790 March-NovemberEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    List of accounts between two men for miscellaneous goods.

  • Text box: 10 folder: 25 MS-3690
    Account, Josiah H. Davis, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn
    1822 February 5English.
    Scope and Contents

    Concerning the price of planks.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 1 MS-3692
    Receipt, William L. Deaver, Island Mills, to Lawrence Lewis
    [1830's] December 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bill paid for Lorenzo Lewis for wheat.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 2 MS-3695
    Account, James Douglass to Lawrence Lewis
    1807English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for various goods and services.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 3 MS-3693
    Receipt, E. Dulin to Estate of George Washington
    1807 JuneEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Fragment of receipt concerning estate of General George Washington.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 4 MS-3712
    Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to James Anderson
    1804 May 24English.
    Scope and Contents

    Balance of accounts for James Anderson, Lawrence Lewis, George Washington Parke Custis, and Martha Washington.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 5 MS-3716
    Account, George Gilpin to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 June 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Received payment in full.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 6 MS-3709
    Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 August 12English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account of books purchased from Gilpin.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 7 MS-3710
    Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 September 4English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account of books purchased.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 8 MS-3717
    Account, George Gilpin to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 October 28English.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for 126 gallons and 1 quart of whiskey.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 9 MS-3711
    Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis
    1801-1804English.
    Scope and Contents

    Various goods and services rendered.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 10 MS-3713
    Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis
    1801 March 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns various building materials, sugar, and bacon.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 11 MS-3715
    Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 January 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for fine salts.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 12 MS-3714
    Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis
    1803 June 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for molasses and linseed oil.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 13 MS-3719
    Account, George Gilpin, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Mount Vernon
    1803 August 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    For candles, fine salts, and flour.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 14 MS-3721
    Account, Robert Gray to Lawrence Lewis
    1817-1818English.
    Scope and Contents

    Tailor's fees totaling $120.75.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 15 MS-3720
    Account, D. Greland to Lawrence Lewis
    1817 April 19English.
    Scope and Contents

    Long account of expenses necessary in the education of Miss Frances [Parke] Lewis.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 16 MS-3723
    Receipt, George Gummell, Sheriff, to Lawrence Lewis
    1829 November 21English.
    Scope and Contents

    "E. O. Smith's receipt for the land tax where Thinsey Dyer lives in the year 1829..."

  • Text box: 11 folder: 17 MS-3724
    Account, Samuel L. Hesser to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn
    [?] March 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bill of work and materials in construction needed for the house as estimated by Hesser.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 18 MS-3729
    Account, Henry Ingle, Washington, to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 December 6English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account of building materials.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 19 MS-3733
    Account, Jonathan Janney, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis
    1828 January 10English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for wheat and other goods, totaling $609.83.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 20 MS-3734
    Account, James Jones to Lawrence Lewis
    1792 May 14English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account of farm goods and services.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 21 MS-3749
    Account, A. T. Kennedy, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis
    1827 January 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Concerning books and stationary goods.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 22 MS-3748
    Account, James A. Kennedy and Son, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn
    1816 July 31English.
    Scope and Contents

    Concerning books and stationary goods.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 23 MS-3750
    Account, James A. Kennedy and Son, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn
    1817 December 31English.
    Scope and Contents

    Concerning books and stationary goods.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 24 MS-3737
    Receipt, William Kercheval to Lawrence Lewis
    1801 June 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    Statement of money owed.

  • Text box: 11 folder: 25 MS-3747
    Account, W. H. King to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn
    1820 January 8English.
    Scope and Contents

    Flour account.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 1 MS-3848
    Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to James Anderson
    Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-18391800 July 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for 6 months rent for Lewis' distillery: $300.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 3 MS-3851
    Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to James Anderson
    Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-18391803 July 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Loan to James Anderson and receipt of payment at the bottom.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 3 MS-3855
    Account, Lawrence Lewis to John Anderson
    Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-1839undatedEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Requesting Anderson to settle Lewis' debt with Martain Stone.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 4 MS-3628
    Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to John Anderson
    Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-1839[?] May 20English.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for $30 which Anderson promises to return to Lawrence Lewis.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 5 MS-3627
    Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to John Anderson
    Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-18391803 JanuaryEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for meals for enslaved workers.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 6 MS-3852
    Account, Lawrence Lewis to Lawrence McGinnis
    Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-18391802 April 13English.
    Scope and Contents

    Request for [John] Anderson to pay money owed by Lawrence Lewis.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 7 MS-3850
    Legal Agreement, between Lawrence Lewis and Isaac McLain
    1805 June 15English.
    Scope and Contents

    Contract for work to build Woodlawn.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 8 MS-3827
    Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to Bushrod Taylor
    Lewis, Lawrence, 1767-18391797 December 2English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bond paid in full.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 9 MS-3847
    Receipt, Lawrence Lewis to Estate of General Washington
    1836English.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt from Bank of Potomac for $142.89.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 10 MS-3849
    Bill of sale, Robert Lewis to Lawrence Lewis
    Lewis, Robert, 1769-18291822 December 1English.
    Scope and Contents

    Bill of sale for female slave.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 11 MS-3870
    Receipt, W. W. Lewis, Woodlawn, to Lawrence Lewis
    1813 October 24English.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for money for taxes.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 12 MS-3785
    Account, John Myers to I. Entwisel
    1819 June 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Building supplies account.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 13 MS-3789
    Account, Thomas Nevelle (M.D.), to Lawrence Lewis
    1832-1834English.
    Scope and Contents

    Doctor's bill.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 14 MS-3790
    Letter and account, Andrew Parks, Baltimore, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn
    1803 November 29English.
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns an indentured servant that Lawrence Lewis requested to work as a gardener. Account accompanies letter.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 15 MS-3792
    Letter and account, Andrew Parks, Baltimore, to Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn
    1808 JanuaryEnglish.
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns order of wine that arrived in Baltimore. Account details prices for shipping, customs, etc.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 16 MS-3809
    Receipt, Paton & Butcher, Alexandria, to James Anderson
    1800 July 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 17 MS-3808
    Account, Paton & Butcher, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis
    1806-1807English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for hardware and building supplies.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 18 MS-3810
    Receipt, Jeremiah Richards to Lawrence Lewis
    1826 August 21English.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for 4 McCormacks Ploughs at $14.00.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 19 MS-3811
    Account, Jeremiah Richards to Lawrence Lewis
    1826-1827English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for produce.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 20 MS-3812
    Account, Jeremiah Richards to Lawrence Lewis
    1826-1827English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for tools and blacksmith services.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 21 MS-3854
    Receipt, Jeremiah Richards to Lawrence Lewis
    1828 May 17English.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for $15 paid by Lewis.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 22 MS-3853
    Receipt, Jeremiah Richards and Treadwell Smith to Lawrence Lewis
    1828 March 29English.
    Scope and Contents

    Received $50 on account.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 23 MS-3819
    Receipt, A. Sigoigne, Philadelphia, to Miss [Frances Parke] Lewis
    1817 April 25English.
    Scope and Contents

    Received payment of one quarter tuition on harp.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 24 MS-3679
    Receipt, Alex. Smith and Tho. Cook to Lawrence Lewis
    1800 July 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Received payment for 1 barrel of pork.

  • Text box: 12 folder: 25 MS-3815
    Receipt, Edward Stabler, Alexandria, to James Anderson
    1800 July 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Received payment for 2 vials.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 1 MS-3817
    Account, Edward Stabler to Lawrence Lewis
    1807-1811English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for medicines, spices, soaps, oils and powders.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 2 MS-3818
    Account, Edward Stabler to Lawrence Lewis
    1811-1812English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for sundries and "1 Sett Teeth Extractors."

  • Text box: 13 folder: 3 MS-3816
    Account, Edward Stabler to Lawrence Lewis
    1815-1816English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for spices, oils, powders, and medicines.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 4 MS-3830
    Letter and account, William H. Thompson & Company, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis
    1831 December 21English.
    Scope and Contents

    Dry goods account.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 5 MS-3826
    Account, Jas. Vansant, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis, near Alexandria
    1833 March 11English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for leather goods with accompanying note urgently asking for payment.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 6 MS-3838
    Letter and account, Obediah Waite, Winchester, to Lawrence Lewis, Audley
    1832 October 16English.
    Scope and Contents

    Financial matters with statement of the Taylor account.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 7 MS-3757
    Account, Washington and Lewis, to Charles Lewis
    1803-1804English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for various goods and services.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 8 MS-3843
    Account, Robert P. Washington, Washington, to Richmond Johnson
    1820 July 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    I.O.U. for money borrowed by Washington from Johnson.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 9 MS-3844
    Receipt, Thornton A. Washington to Lawrence Lewis
    1805 March 27English.
    Scope and Contents

    Concerns shares in Bank of Columbia.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 10 MS-3841
    Receipt, C. W. Wayman to Lawrence Lewis
    1805 March 1English.
    Scope and Contents

    Received of Lewis money for purchase of shares in Bank of Columbia.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 11 MS-3845
    Account, Wakelin Welch
    1785-1789English.
    Scope and Contents

    Various financial transactions.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 12 MS-3835
    Account, J. C. & R. Withers to Lawrence Lewis
    1814-1815English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for dry goods.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 13 MS-3834
    Account, J. C. & R. Withers, Alexandria, to Lawrence Lewis
    1814-1815English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account for dry goods: gingham, cambric, ribbons, buttons.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 14 MS-3840
    Account, Alexander Wood for Lawrence Lewis, to Estate of General T. Parker
    1820 September 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    Account of money owed.

  • Text box: 13 folder: 15 MS-3842
    Receipt, George Wyley to Lawrence Lewis
    1809 March 18English.
    Scope and Contents

    Receipt for corn.