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Washington, John Augustine, 1821-1861

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1821-1861
  • Existence: 1821 - 1861

Found in 574 Collections and/or Records:

A. Herbert to John Augustine Washington III, Mount Vernon, circa 1860 May 30

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 1860.05.30
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and other documents related to John Augustine Washington III and his son Lawrence, as well as his granddaughters Anne and Patty. The bulk of the correspondence series are letters sent to John Augustine Washington III 1840-1860. They deal with family affairs and the management of various family plantations, including Mount Vernon. The late-nineteenth and twentieth century papers are divided into subject files,...
Dates: circa 1860 May 30

Aaron Leggett, Mount Zephyr, to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 February 1

 Item — Box: 4, Folder: 1859.02.01
Scope and Contents

Encloses a copy of a survey related to construction of a turnpike over a hill near Gum Springs. Mr. Mason is opposed to all roads “within 50 miles of him” but has granted permission for a survey on his land and seems to realize he cannot block construction of the road.

Dates: 1859 February 1

Account of deposits, John Augustine Washington III, 1858 June 9

 Item — Box: 5
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List of deposits in the hand of John Augustine Washington III, with note at the bottom regarding payment on April 6, "APC."

Dates: 1858 June 9

Agreement between John Augustine Washington III and the MVLA, 1858 April 6

 Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents There are several copies of this document as well as this original copy. This document was offered by Henry Woodhouse of New York, along with eight other items, for $2,000 in April 1963. Mr. Woodhouse suggested that this document was in the hand of Ann Pamela Cunninghman, but this is likely not the case.In the agreement, John A. Washington agrees to sell Mount Vernon to the MLVA for the sum of $200,000. This includes the mansion, tomb, grounds, and wharf. The sale is to be...
Dates: 1858 April 6

Agreement between John Augustine Washington III and the MVLA (copy), 1858 April 6

 Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents This is one of several copies of this document. The original was offered by Henry Woodhouse of New York, along with eight other items, for $2,000 in April 1963. Mr. Woodhouse suggested that this document was in the hand of Ann Pamela Cunninghman, but this is likely not the case.In the agreement, John A. Washington agrees to sell Mount Vernon to the MLVA for the sum of $200,000. This includes the mansion, tomb, grounds, and wharf. The sale is to be financed by $18,000 in cash as...
Dates: 1858 April 6

Agreement between John Augustine Washington III and the MVLA (copy), 1858 April 6

 Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents The articles of agreement between John Augustine Washington III and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union, signed by John A. Washington and Ann Pamela Cunningham, "A Southern Matron, Regent" and dated Richmond, April 6, 1858. This document subject to the Act which incorporated the Association passed by the General Assembly of Virginia on March 19, 1858 embodies the agreement to sell two hundred acres of the Mount Vernon tract including the Mansion, the Tomb of George Washington,...
Dates: 1858 April 6

Agreement between William Easby and John Augustine Washington III, 1852 September 15

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1852.09.15
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Agreement appointing James Guy as arbitrator in a “cause of difference” regarding a bridge afloat in the Potomac. Awards $135 to Washington.

Dates: 1852 September 15

Agreement for the purchase of Mount Vernon (original), John Augustine Washington III and Ann Pamela Cunningham, 6 April 1858

 Item — Box: 117
Scope and Contents

Original agreement for the purchase of Mount Vernon by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. Signed by John Augustine Washington III and Ann Pamela Cunningham. Bound with decorative elements.

Dates: 6 April 1858

Alfred Moss, Fairfax Court House, to John Augustine Washington III, Alexandria, 1854 January 27

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1854.01.27
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Discusses the commissioners appointed to assess damages to the properties of lands through which the Manassas Gap Rail will pass. One property holder is not a freeholder, which poses a problem.

Dates: 1854 January 27

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1856 May 6

 File — Box: 14
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APC makes her case imploringly - notes her poor health. Asks to visit Mount Vernon. RM-523, ER-4276

Dates: 1856 May 6

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1856 May 10

 File — Box: 14
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A.L.S. Encloses New York Daily News article from May 5, 1856, defending John Augustine Washington against attacks in the press. RM-523, 4277 (alternate card numbers RM-524, ER-4294)

Dates: 1856 May 10

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1856 July 7

 File — Box: 15
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 4p. States that she will come to Mount Vernon to meet with him regarding the public announcement of his willingness to dispose of Mount Vernon to Virginia if certain conditions are met. RM-523, ER-4225

Dates: 1856 July 7

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1856 July 11

 File — Box: 15
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 p. She is on "the boat" but lacking the strength to come up to the Mansion, requests that he meet there with her to discuss "bright prospects." RM-523, ER-4226

Dates: 1856 July 11

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1857 March 17

 File — Box: 16
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 10 p. Charleston. Writes to reassure him about rumors and published accounts questioning his motives in the matter of the sale of Mount Vernon; accusations that he has neglected the estate and that he is attempting to "speculate in the bones of his ancestors." She assures him that she has been active in his defense and points out the malice and ignorance of his detractors. Mentions the private offer of $300,000. The Virginia Bill and the proposal of the Agricultural Society. RM-523,...
Dates: 1857 March 17

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1857 January 13

 File — Box: 16
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A.L.S. 4 p. Charleston. Proposes to place the problem of the preservation of Mount Vernon before the Virginia Legislature, although "a Republican form of government is not the best adapted to this purpose." Requests that he prepare a report detailing methods and expenses necessary for the maintenance of the estate. ER-4227, RM-523

Dates: 1857 January 13

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1857 January 17

 File — Box: 16
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A.L.S. 4 p. Charleston. Requests further clarification of his conditions and asks that he drop his silence and become more actively involved in the public controversy regarding the sale and the Mount Vernon Bill before the Virginia Legislature. ER-4228, RM-523

Dates: 1857 January 17

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1857 February 6

 File — Box: 16
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A.L.S. 4 p. Charleston. Thanks him for his opinion of Mr. Ritchie's criticism of the Charter, requests from him a clear statement of the terms on which he is willing to dispose of Mount Vernon. Warns him of the prejudice and ignorance of the "Masses of the Community" and assures him that she will spare no effort to protect his reputation from such prejudice. RM-523, ER-4229

Dates: 1857 February 6

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1857 February 22

 File — Box: 16
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A.L.S. 4 p. Charleston. Alludes to her efforts with Mr. Everett and Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie and their earnest desire for his cooperation in the cause. ER-4230, RM-523

Dates: 1857 February 22

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1857 March 3

 File — Box: 16
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A.L.S. Charleston. Apologizes for confusion corrected by her correspondence with many other parties concerning the Association and negotiations for acquisition of Mount Vernon. Suggests some minor revisions in the draft of the contract or terms of sale. Expresses surprise at the offer of the Agriculture Society to buy the estate. ER-4232, RM-523

Dates: 1857 March 3

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 January 18

 File — Box: 20
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A.L.S. 8 p. Writes to report decisions of Mount Vernon committee regarding contract, arrangements with The Virginia Legislature, celebration of Washington's Birthday, financial difficulties, terms of sale, and other topics. RM-523, ER-4236

Dates: 1858 January 18

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 January 30

 File — Box: 20
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A.L.S. 3 p. Richmond. Forwards 3 newspaper articles from the Richmond South, the first a criticism of the Association and John A. Washington, Ann Pamela Cunningham reply, signed Southern Matron, and the original writer's answer. RM-4298, ER-4298 (different numbers on folder)

Dates: 1858 January 30

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 February 22

 File — Box: 21
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A.L.S. 2 p. Requests that he visit briefly to meet with her and Mr. Yancey and Mr. Everett. RM-523, ER-4239

Dates: 1858 February 22

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 February 24

 File — Box: 21
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A.L.S. 2 p. Sends him a portrait of George Washington and requests to come the next day to meet with her and Mr. Yancey. RM-523, ER-4240

Dates: 1858 February 24

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 March 1

 File — Box: 21
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A.L.S. 4 p. States that the Mount Vernon Bill in the Virginia Legislature will come up on March 3 and will be defeated. She desires to have a record of their transactions made public shortly after this and urges him to prepare a letter stating that as neither the United States nor Virginia will act to save Mount Vernon, he will sell to the Association. RM-523, ER-4241

Dates: 1858 March 1

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 March 4

 File — Box: 21
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A.L.S. 6 p. Richmond. Suggestions for negotiations on forms of the contract and handling of public announcement. RM-523, ER-4243

Dates: 1858 March 4

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 March 15

 File — Box: 21
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A.L.S. 4 p. Philadelphia. Informs him that first installment of $57,000 will be ready as specified in contract. Requests discretion to keep matter out of news until official announcement is made. Includes plans for future transactions. RM-523, ER-4244

Dates: 1858 March 15

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1858 June 8

 File — Box: 23
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A.L.S. 4 p. Richmond.Asks his instructions for depositing $12000 with Mr. Riggs, requests information about their common ancestry in the Dalton and Herbert families and relates that Mr. Everett has insisted that she sign an appeal with her real name, not "my assumed name de plume" probably the Southern Matron. ER-4250, RM-523

Dates: 1858 June 8

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 November 24

 File — Box: 47
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A.L.S. Writes to deplore insulting rumors about Washington's motives in selling Mount Vernon and to speculate on what action might be taken to counter act them. RM-523, ER-4267, 4 p.

Dates: 1859 November 24

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1859 September 22

 File — Box: 46
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A.L.S. Philadelphia. States that the work of The Association is accomplished through the "voluntary self consecration of the women of our land," and therefore paid agents have been employed to collect funds. For this reason, she must refuse the request of Bushrod W. Herbert for such employment. ER-4267, p. 4

Dates: 1859 September 22

Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1859

 File — Box: 49
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A.L.S. Draft. Forwards a paper [not present] indicating the success of her efforts at Mount Vernon and states, "I am cheered indeed to see how great a hold the one idea I promulgated my making his tomb a bond of Union! - bulwark against Abolitionism!" ER-4268 RM-523

Dates: 1859

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