Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-1861
- Existence: 1821-1861
- Existence: 1821 - 1861
Found in 684 Collections and/or Records:
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.
List of deposits in the hand of John Augustine Washington III, with note at the bottom regarding payment on April 6, "APC."
Agreement appointing James Guy as arbitrator in a “cause of difference” regarding a bridge afloat in the Potomac. Awards $135 to Washington.
Agreement for the purchase of Mount Vernon (original), John Augustine Washington III and Ann Pamela Cunningham, 6 April 1858
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.
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.
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
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
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
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)
A.L.S. 2 p. Requests that he visit briefly to meet with her and Mr. Yancey and Mr. Everett. RM-523, ER-4239
APC makes her case imploringly - notes her poor health. Asks to visit Mount Vernon. RM-523, ER-4276
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A.L.S. 6 p. Richmond. Suggestions for negotiations on forms of the contract and handling of public announcement. RM-523, ER-4243
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
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
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Urges him to proceed with a letter he has promised to write for publication, which she asserts, will put an end to controversy and misunderstanding over the sale of Mount Vernon. RM-523, ER-4251
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
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.