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Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829

 Person

Found in 335 Collections and/or Records:

Letter, John Thornton, Augustine Washington, and Samuel Washington to Bushrod Washington and Lawrence Lewis, 1811 August 29

 Item — Box 43, Folder: 1811.08.29
Identifier: A-366
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 2 pages. The heirs of Thornton Washington, son of Samuel, give their written assent to Bushrod to "Dismiss suit against Col. Lee" if the land in question can be sold at good price -- they wish to settle affairs of the Thornton Washington estate. Autograph letter signed, in hand of ? , docketed by B.W. "T. and Sam Washington Rock Hall."

Dates: 1811 August 29

Letter, Lafayette to Bushrod Washington, 1816 September 15

 Item — Box 45, Folder: 1816.09.15
Identifier: TC 1216 ; 2020-SC-022
Description

Lafayette writes to Bushrod Washington to introduce associates, including Col. Bernard, who will be traveling in Virginia, and to ask about the transfer of his letters to George Washington back in France.

Dates: 1816 September 15

Letter, Lawrence Augustine Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1802 May 26

 Item — Box 38, Folder: 1802.05.26
Identifier: RM-683; MS-4650
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Rich Woods. Having received Bushrod's letter of April 2, 1802 re-settlement of his father's estate (John Augustine Washington), Lawrence Augustine feels "...a perfect willingness to enter into a settlement of our business, with any Gentleman you may choose to designate for that purpose. And I can assure you, that every light I possess shall be thrown on the subject."

Dates: 1802 May 26

Letter, Lawrence Augustine Washington to Bushrod Washington and Lawrence Lewis, 1809 May 29

 Item — Box 42, Folder: 1809.05.29
Identifier: RM-457; MS-3506
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Consents to a proposal for the Dismal Swamp property purchase by Gen. Lee from G. Washington's estate. He believes the proposal will satisfy the interests of the legatees.

Dates: 1809 May 29

Letter, Lawrence Lewis to Bushrod Washington, 1805 January 16

 Item — Box 39, Folder: 1805.01.16
Identifier: W-1238/A
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 2 pages. Woodlawn. Lewis gives an account for $304.30 paid by him to Howell Lewis and chargeable to all of legatees of Gen. Washington's estate -- he is unable to collect from various people whose addresses he does not know, or for other reasons -- Gabriel Lewis has just returned and the Kanawha lands are divided -- asks Bushrod to send him a receipt for $100. paid Bushrod's mother [Hannah Bushrod Washington]. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by Bushrod Washington,...
Dates: 1805 January 16

Letter, Lawrence Lewis to Bushrod Washington, 1810 February 13

 Item — Box 42, Folder: 1810.02.13
Identifier: A-371
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Woodlawn. Lawrence writes regarding Gen. Lee's account with the estate of George Washington -- he is unable to locate Lees bond -- also mentions statement of Mr. Bassett's account with estate -- in a postscript he says that he found Lees bond amongst the Suffolk papers. Autograph letter signed, with postscript on integral cover, mounted, red seal, (good, with heraldic device). Name on original manuscript appears as "Law. Lewis."

Dates: 1810 February 13

Letter, Lucy Payne Todd to Bushrod Washington, 1828 July 12

 Item — Box 53, Folder: 1828.07.12
Identifier: R-314; MS-1133
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Regrets she cannot raise the money to pay a debt to the estate---has tried to raise money on her property in Kentucky---hopes to see Judge W-n in Jefferson this summer or fall when she hopes to pay part or all. [Lucy Payne, sister of Dolly Payne Madison, first married George Steptoe W-n---after his death she married a Mr. Todd of Ky.---they were married in the White House during Madison's presidency] Information received from Mrs. Todd, V-R FOR West Va.

Dates: 1828 July 12

Letter, Lucy Payne Todd to Bushrod Washington, 1828 September 17

 Item — Box 53, Folder: 1828.09.17
Identifier: RM-173; MS-2519
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Lucy Todd apologizes to Bushrod for leaving without conversing with him about settling her debt to him. Her situation was complicated by a suit brought by Charles Todd against her which required $2000 for satisfaction. She asks Bushrod to accept 40 shares of bank stock to liquidate as much of the debt as possible.

Dates: 1828 September 17

Letter, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette to Bushrod Washington, 1811 December 15

 Item — Box 43, Folder: 1811.12.15
Identifier: RM-54; MS-2063
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 2 pages. Living in retirement at LaGrange ... some general information on state of European politics ... heard that John Marshall to publish a 2nd. edition of his Life of W-n ... requests Bushrod to send him his (L-e's) correspondence with Gen. W-n and copies of GW's letters to him ... Lafayette's papers lost in "revolutionary storms of Europe." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, Paris. Name on original manuscript appears as "Lafayette." Sequel: Bushrod apprently sent the...
Dates: 1811 December 15

Letter, Philip Key to Bushrod Washington, 1804 November 1

 Item — Box 39, Folder: 1804.11.01
Identifier: RM-457; MS-3502
Scope and Contents

3 page. Key, Judge Washington's attorney in the friendly suit of Fitzhugh and Peter vs. B. Washington, executor of the estate of George Washington, concerning the sale of certain Maryland lands, prepares an answer to the court explaining his clients position. Included is a letter requesting Judge Washington to make any changes in the text which he believes are necessary.

Dates: 1804 November 1

Letter, Richard Henry Lee to Bushrod Washington, 1827 October 3

 Item — Box 52, Folder: 1827.10.03
Identifier: RM-789; MS-5193
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 2 pages. Lee requests Bushrod Washington's recommendations for a teacher of "settled character" to teach the solid branches of education at a new female academy in Leesburg, Va., administered by Lee's sister. Autograph letters signed, integral cover, docketed.

Dates: 1827 October 3

Letter, Richard Peters to Bushrod Washington, 1822 May 24

 Item — Box 48, Folder: 1822.05.24
Identifier: RM-791; MS-5197
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 2 pages. Belmont. Discussion of slavery: "Some Legalized Kidnappers might be usefully employed in scouring our State of all your fugitive slaves; and if you could colonize all the sooty race, nothing better could be done." Peters is angered at the abolitionists, those "antiflagellating benevolents". Finally, Peters hopes Washington regains his health, "so that you may be strong, and work hard on your colonization Scheme; so that all [the slaves] may be returned to the happy regions of...
Dates: 1822 May 24

Letter, Richard Peters to Bushrod Washington, 1824 February 22

 Item — Box 49, Folder: 1824.02.22
Identifier: RM-789; MS-5191
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Belmont. A discussion of a legal case, Penn vs. Cline, and Peters' opinion on land speculators. Written on the anniversary of GW's birth, Peters relates that "This day brings into my mind many old recollections, both painful and pleasant" and that he is going into Philadelphia to celebrate the birthday. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

Dates: 1824 February 22

Letter, Richard Peters to Bushrod Washington, 1824 May 22

 Item — Box 50, Folder: 1824.05.22
Identifier: RM-789; MS-5192
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Peters writes about publications, sending Washington six copies for his approval before printing. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

Dates: 1824 May 22

Letter, Robert Lewis to Bushrod Washington, 1827 December 14

 Item — Box 52, Folder: 1827.12.14
Identifier: RM-173; MS-2524
Scope and Contents

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."

Dates: 1827 December 14

Letter, Robert Lewis to Bushrod Washington, 1828 July 22

 Item — Box 53, Folder: 1828.07.22
Identifier: RM-173; MS-2523
Scope and Contents

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."

Dates: 1828 July 22

Letter, Robert Perkins Letcher to Bushrod Washington, 1828 July 27

 Item — Box 53, Folder: 1828.07.27
Identifier: RM-74; MS-2172
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Comments on an approaching election and his confidence in success ... Name on original manuscript appears as "Letcher." Autograph letter signed, watermark : "AMIES PHILADA."

Dates: 1828 July 27

Letter, Samuel Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1805 December 24

 Item — Box 40, Folder: 1805.12.24
Identifier: A-366
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 2 pages. Culpeper County. Capt. Hammond [husband of Samuel's deceased sister Mildred] wants him to buy his share of Kanawha lands left him by George Washington's legacy -- he can't afford it -- asks for an opinion on how much he should lease or buy it for -- can Hammond have other compensation in place of this land? -- Hammond embarrassed for money now -- he gave draft on executors and it was refused. Autograph letter signed, integral cover. Name on original manuscript appears as...
Dates: 1805 December 24

Letter, Thomas Blackburn to Bushrod Washington, 1793 February 26

 Item — Box 22, Folder: 1793.02.26
Identifier: W-1310/A.67
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Barbados. Received his and Nancy's [Blackburn Washington's] letters--had dispaired of hearing from friends in Va.--encloses letter to Nancy from her mother [Christian Blackburn]--have taken passage to S. Carolina--expects "our Friend Colo. [Wm.] Washington will take us by the Hand if we get to Charles Town." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark (C. Taylor). Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Blackburn."

Dates: 1793 February 26

Letter, Thomas Blackburn to Bushrod Washington, 1795 October 21

 Item — Box 27, Folder: 1795.10.21
Identifier: W-1310/B.61
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Rippon Lodge. News of death of Judy Blackburn [wife of Richard S.]--she was delivered ten days ago of twins--one is dead--break news to Nancy [Ann Washington] and Sally [Sarah Craufurd] as gently as possible--he has disguised [his hand writing] on direction as well as he could. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, directed by Stage, postmarked by hand "Dumf. 22th Oct." Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Blackburn."

Dates: 1795 October 21

Letter, Thomas Blackburn to Bushrod Washington, 1796 January 28

 Item — Box 27, Folder: 1796.01.28
Identifier: W-1310/B.67
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 2 pages. Rippon Lodge. Inquires what money is necessary for Tommy [Blackburn, Jr.'s] expenses--Tommy wrote Nancy [Ann Washington] had loaned him money--encloses 2 notes on Alexa. bank--inform him if he receives money--Kitty [Blackburn] just returned from Maryland. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, marked "postpaid" in Blackburn's hand, postmarked "[ ] Jan. [ ]," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "T. Blackburn."

Dates: 1796 January 28

Letter, to Bushrod Washington, 1797 October 9

 Item — Box 13, Folder: 1797.10.09
Identifier: A-301.64
Scope and Contents

Washington writes to Bushrod about the suit of Thomas Pearson, heir entail to his brother Simon Pearson for lands sold by latter to George Washington, William Triplett, and George Johnson--Washington had later sold his portion to Lund Washington, making it part of the Hayfield farm now occupied by Lund’s widow Elizabeth--the suit is founded on some supposed irregularity in last proceedings of the time--Washington asks Bushrod's opinion on certain points of the case.

Dates: 1797 October 9

Letter, to Bushrod Washington, 1797 October 23

 Item — Box 13, Folder: 1797.10.23
Identifier: A-415
Scope and Contents

Washington inquires about the character, etc. of a Mrs. Forbes living in Richmond, recommended by John Brooke to be housekeeper at Mt. Vernon--Mrs. Washington "is exceedingly fatigued & distressed for want of a good housekeeper"--mentions the Pearson suit.

Dates: 1797 October 23

Letter, to Bushrod Washington, 1797 November 3

 Item — Box 13, Folder: 1797.11.03
Identifier: A-366.56
Scope and Contents Washington agrees to high wages demanded by Mrs. Forbes, because of desperate need of a housekeeper at Mt. Vernon--asks Bushrod to make further enquiries concerning Mrs. Forbes and her habits, listing questions of interest--she will not eat at same table with the family, "for if this was once admitted no line satisfactory to either party, perhaps, could be drawn thereafter"--he wants Bushrod to ask Mrs. Forbes about hiring or buying a good Negro cook--the postscript (which is not in the...
Dates: 1797 November 3

Letter, to Bushrod Washington, 1797 November 22

 Item — Box 13, Folder: 1797.11.22
Identifier: A-301.68
Scope and Contents

Washington writes of the order for the settlement of Colville estate, and Mr. Keith's queries regarding how to publish it--there is no word of Mrs. Forbes--Washington rehashes the correspondence regarding Mrs. Forbes and thinks that the conduct of Robert Brooke “has been very ungenteel” in not answering letters concerning Mrs. Forbes, unless the letters somehow miscarried.

Dates: 1797 November 22

Letter, to Bushrod Washington, 1798 October 24

 Item — Box 14, Folder: 1798.10.24
Identifier: RM-309; MS-2966/a+b
Scope and Contents

President John Adams had just appointed Bushrod to the Supreme Court of the United States. George Washington indicates his approval of Adams' choice as well as his awareness of the difficulties Bushrod can expect to encounter as Associate Justice.

Dates: 1798 October 24

Letter, to Bushrod Washington, 1797 July 28

 Item — Box 13, Folder: 1797.07.28
Identifier: A-301.60
Scope and Contents

Washington writes that Rufus King, the American Minister in London, had the decree of Virginia’s High Court of Chancery published in London Gazette for 2 successive months--King sent copies of the paper to Washington, who forwards one to Bushrod and quotes from King's letter about publishing the decree.

Dates: 1797 July 28

Letter, West Ford to Bushrod Washington, 1829 August 27

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: MS-4857
Scope and Contents

A letter written by West Ford to Bushrod Washington at Blakeley, the home of Bushrod's neighbor and nephew John Augustine Washington II. Ford, a former slave of the Washington family who was later freed and employed as overseer of Mount Vernon, reports on arrangements being made at Mount Vernon for a workman to slate a "house for the books and papers." He mentions illnesses in his family and warns Bushrod against buying mules from his neighbor, Mr. Peake.

Dates: 1829 August 27

Letter, William Augustine Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1806 August 25

 Item — Box 40, Folder: 1806.08.25
Identifier: A-366
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 3 pages. Washington, Rock Hill. Introduces Bushrod Washingtons own nephew, George Corbin Washington, who just arrived after tedious passage of 20 days, and is "so much grown that I suppose you would scarcely know him" -- Bushrod, Jr. and new wife Henrietta Spotswood are very happy -- Bushrod, Jr. wishes to trade his Kanawha land for land near Centerville -- what is Bushrod's opinion of this land? -- desires Bushrod to help him find purchaser for his lands, Blenheim and Haywood --...
Dates: 1806 August 25

Letter, William Augustine Washington to Bushrod Washington, 1804 April 8

 Item — Box 39, Folder: 1804.04.08
Identifier: A-750
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Rock Hill. Washington writes that Mr. [Chas.] Carter objects to paying interest on his bond -- Carter claims he was ready to pay money any time -- Washington believes Carter forfeited, by the condition of sale [of Washington's property], any indulgence of 12 months credit. Autograph letter signed, docketed by B.W., mutilated, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "Wm. A. Washington."

Dates: 1804 April 8