Lewis, Robert, 1769-1829
Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:
Point Pleasant to Alexandria. Answer relating to financial obligation of Bryan to Lewis.
Manuscript account book of Robert Lewis, rental agent for the President of the United States, 1791-1798.
Bill of sale for female slave.
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."
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."
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 Jan. 25. Partly printed with blanks filled in by hand, card size.
"Mrs. Washington presents her compliments to Mrs. Hamilton, and if she's disengaged this Evening, will do herself the pleasure to visit her." On reverse an undated letter from Robert Lewis to Dr. Thornton.
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.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.
Draft copy. A.L.S. 1 page. Bushrod Washington calls Robert Lewis's attention to the matter that certain sources have not paid their obligations and that the duty of legally enforcing such payment may be necessary. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush Washington." Autograph letter signed, (Draft-Copy).
He writes that he received a copy of an earlier letter to Maj. Harrison [Nov. 4]--desires to take Young Royal Gift to his stable to stand--another Jack in Culpeper now will cut down profits of the stud service--collection of rents goes badly--plight of tenants pitiable--tenants in Frederick and Berkeley mostly paid up--he will come to Mt. Vernon to bring rents and attend the marriage of his brother Lawrence with Miss [Eleanor Parke] (Nelly) Custis.
Lewis writes his aunt that a backward spring and plowing prevent him coming to bring rental money--Mr. Daingerfield, "a young Gentleman that lives with me" will deliver money--please give him receipt.
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.L.S. 1 page. Send thanks for copies of George Washington letters but disappointed in not receiving GW autographs "as it was my intention to distribute them in Europe among eminent persons ... I was particularly gratified with your account of Gen. Washington's devotional habits ..." Autograph letter signed, integral cover.
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.]
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."
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."
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.L.S. 1 page. Fredericksburg. Lewis tells Bushrod that he is mindful of his obligation on the part of Genl. Washington's Estate. He reports that two gentlemen have funds of his in their hands which he shall authorize his brother to collect. He will borrow from a bank in order to cover the rest of the obligation. Name on original manuscript appears as "Robt. Lewis."
A.L.S. 1 page. Fredericksburg. Lewis reports that he has nearly recovered from a serious illness. He relates that suits have been instituted against his debtors in order to meet his engagements with the Executors of Genl. Washington. Lewis will be in Fredrick, he hopes, during the month of August and would like to meet Bushrod there in order to explain more satisfactorily his prospects. Name on original manuscript appears as "Robt. Lewis."
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.L.S. 2 pages. Describes his travels since leaving her at Elsing Green ... Name on original manuscript appears as "Robt. Lewis."