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Lee, Lucy (Cook)



Lucy [Lee] was a cook at Mansion House Farm. She was enslaved, owned by the estate of Martha Washington's first husband, Daniel Parke Custis. Lucy was married to Frank Lee. In 1786, when she lived at Ferry Farm, she had three children, Mike, Phill, and Edmund.



Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Letter, to William Pearce, 1793 October 27

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 1793.10.27
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3941
Scope and Contents

In this letter George Washington has decided to engage superintendant of carpenters for another year--could not find anyone to relace-comments on man who looks after the house people, ditchers, etc.--after winter, Pearce can decide to remain at Mt. Vernon or live elsewhere--construction of house for Mr. Crow--Negro children forbidden to enter the yards and gardens (excluding the children of cook and her husband the Mulatto Frank).

Dates: 1793 October 27