Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
Found in 335 Collections and/or Records:
Letter, John Thornton, Augustine Washington, and Samuel Washington to Bushrod Washington and Lawrence Lewis, 1811 August 29
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."
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
Letter, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette to Bushrod Washington, 1811 December 15
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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."
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."
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."