Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-1861
- Existence: 1821-1861
- Existence: 1821 - 1861
Found in 764 Collections and/or Records:
Mount Zephyr. 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.
Fairfax Court House to Alexandria. 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. Philadelphia. In order to make final settlement without jeopardizing the opportunity to raise further funds for maintenance of property, she proposes that the terms be consummated privately and the contract placed in the hands of a third party. RM-523, ER-4270
A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Requests his cooperation in certain financial transactions, mentions the new insight she has gained during her residence at Mount Vernon. RM-523, ER-4271, 4 p.
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.
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
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
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. 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
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