Lewis, Betty Washington, 1733-1797
- Existence: 1733-1797
- Existence: 1733 - 1797
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Betty writes that George Augustine Washington, Bushrod and Corbin are there to help settle Mary Washington's estate--Bushrod says she's to have no part of the slaves [of Mary Washington's estate]--discusses division of her property--doctor's bills high--Col. Ball thinks crops will pay off debts of estate. Autograph letter signed, 2 pages.
Betty writes that Harriot is very pleased with items Washington sent to her from Philadelphia--she is very deserving and takes care of her things--two valuable Negro hands have run away, probably to Philadelphia to be free, and Betty asks her brother's advice in the matter--her next year's crops will be negligible unless they can be returned. Autograph letter signed, 1 page.
Letter by Betty Lewis--hurt at not hearing from him during afflictions--husband and brother Sam died within 3 weeks of each other and she has been ill--" ... My Dear Brother was there not one half our you could spare to write a few lines to an only Sister whoe was laboring under so mutch affliction both of Body and mind ..." Autograph letter signed, 2 pages, integral address panel. Docketed by George Washington.
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.
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."
A.N.S. 1 page. "Received 20th January 1797 from Mrs. Betty Lewis 1 Green Hide... 19/3 for G. Heiskell."
Receipt for 18 shillings in account for Mrs. Betty Lewis, Subscribr. to Revd. Thomas Thornton for year 1789. Autograph document signed, 1 page, fragment, laminated, docketed "Thos. Garnett [ ] Rect. 18 /".
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.