Burd, Edward Shippen, 1779-1848
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box 83, Folder: undated no. 79
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 3 pages. Visit of Miss Caton to Mt. Vernon--her approaching [marriage] to someone who will make her miserable--has heard of Burd's approaching marriage--General Moreau in Philadelphia--fever raging in Phila. will prevent [Bush. Washington] holding court there until Dec.--fears fever has come to Washington--Uncle [Bushrod Washington] leaves for Trenton and Aunt for "upper country," so will be alone--will try to visit Phila. in Spring. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed,...
Dates: undated no. 79 (September 14)
Item — Box 39, 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...
Dates: 1805 February 7
Item — Box 40, 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]...
Dates: 1805 May 18
Item — Box 40, Folder: 1806.03.27
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 3 pages. Mount Vernon. Has been amusing himself reading Mr. John Randolph's Philippicks, his invectives against democrats -- this includes Randolphs threat to impeach Madison and Jefferson -- he has many politicians under his control through fear of being exposed by him -- mentions having received a report of Mr. Pitt's death [Wm. the younger] in England -- comments on the European situation -- the British Navy is the only thing between Napoleon and world domination -- U.S. should do...
Dates: 1806 March 27
Item — Box 40, Folder: 1806.07.18
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 3 pages. Caroline Springs near Fredericksburg. Papers desired by Burd will need to be retrieved from recording office in [Washington] -- Bushrod will be in the Fredericksburg area for a while -- reveals his approaching marriage to Miss [Henrietta] Spotswood -- they will live on his estate in Westmoreland and later procure an establishment near Alexandria -- please tell Rush of the upcoming wedding -- he asks for European news -- "our present President" [Jefferson] means to stand for...
Dates: 1806 July 18
Item — Box 40, 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...
Dates: 1806 January 14