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Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829

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Found in 343 Collections and/or Records:

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, 1788 November 25

 Item — Box 4, Folder: 1788.11.25, Folder: OUT
Identifier: MS-4096
Scope and Contents

Washington advises his nephew about his contemplated move to Alexandria to set up a law practice.

Dates: 1788 November 25

Letter, to Bushrod Washington, 1789 January 16

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 1789.01.16
Identifier: RM-36; MS-2042
Scope and Contents

Letter discussing Bushrod renting George Washington's townhouse in Alexandria, as well as the stable and garden.

Dates: 1789 January 16

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, 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

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 White to Bushrod Washington, 1813 July 10

 Item — Box 43, Folder: 1813.07.10
Identifier: RM-789; MS-5188
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. Bishop William White. Concerns a candidate for the ministry, Mr. Milnor, who White believes will be "useful to our Church, and to the Causes of Religion in general ..." White is editing a defense of Church doctrine and will send Washington a copy. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

Dates: 1813 July 10

Letters from Colleges to Bushrod Washington, 1824 - 1829

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 33
Scope and Contents

Contains 3 letters:

Letter informing Bushrod Washington that he has been named an honorary member of the Peithesophian Society of Rutgers College, 1829 October 3
Letter informing Bushrod Washington that Harvard University has conferred on him the honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1828 March 3
Letter inviting Bushrod Washington to become an honorary member of the Franklin Society of Penn University, 1824 June 31

Dates: 1824 - 1829

Ludwell Lee, Belmont, to Bushrod Washington, 1825 September 7

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Ludwell Lee writes on behalf of his brother about a debt due to the estate of George Washington. Lee writes that is brother is unable to pay the debt at the moment because he has recently purchased "some Negroes."

Dates: 1825 September 7

Mary Preto, Washington, to Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, 1829 March 23

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Mrs. Preto asks Bushrod if he has any influence with Martin Van Buren in the State Department to get a job for her husband.

Dates: 1829 March 23

Memoranda and resolutions of legatees of Washington's estate, 1802-1803

 Item — Box 38, Folder: 1802.00.00
Identifier: A-570
Scope and Contents

A.D. 2 pages. Autograph document in hand of Bushrod Washington, laminated. Probably a list of papers dealing with the settlement of the estate, numbered, and in many cases contain page numbers, memorianda or resolutions dealing with estate settlement.

Dates: 1802-1803

Memorandum of papers taken from Mount Vernon by Jared Sparks, 1827 May

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 16
Scope and Contents

Manuscript list in the hand of Jared Sparks of all the papers of George Washington taken by Sparks from Mount Vernon. A note on the verso signed by Bushrod states that the papers were shipped on 13 June 1827 aboard the schooner Alexandria.

Dates: 1827 May

Note from Bushrod Washington to unidentified recipient, 1811 June 7

 Item — Box 42, Folder: 1811.06.07
Identifier: 2018-SC-044-002
Scope and Contents

Autograph note signed and initialed by Bushrod Washington, regarding a mortgage payment and deed certification.

Dates: 1811 June 7

Notes on the land and genealogy of Richard Bushrod, 1676-1767

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 8
Content Description From the Collection: The Bushrod Washington Family Papers consist of documents gathered by the descendants of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The collection comprises an assortment of correspondence and legal documents documenting the lives and property ownership of several branches of the Washington family. The collection is organized into five series: Correspondence, Legal Documents, Social, Miscellaneous, and Indenture Notices (Land Deeds).The Correspondence series,...
Dates: 1676-1767

Office of the Colonization Society to Bushrod Washington, 1828 January 18

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 32
Scope and Contents

Letter to Bushrod Washington asking for financial support.

Dates: 1828 January 18

Philadelphia Southern Society to Bushrod Washington, 1818 November 14

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 31
Scope and Contents

Contains 2 items:

Constitution of the Philadelphia Southern Society, 1818 May 13 - a rinted pamphlet, 4 pages, with manuscript additions to the list of members.
Letter informing Bushrod Washington that he has been named an honorary member of the Philadelphia Southern Society.

Dates: 1818 November 14

Policy of assurance for revaluation of Mount Vernon dependencies, Bushrod Washington, 1805 August 31

 Item — Box 40, Folder: 1805.08.31
Identifier: R-180; MSS-754
Scope and Contents

D.S. 1 page. Buildings insured were 2 Negro Quarters, Office, Smokehouse, Wash house, Carriage house, and 2 Stables ... "real sum insured" was $4576.00 ... signed by Rob't Mitchell.

Dates: 1805 August 31

Prayer book, Washington family, undated no. 130

 Item — Box 85, Folder: undated no. 130
Identifier: RM-411; MS-2618
Scope and Contents

Prayer book, Washington family. Judge Washington, Mount Vernon on one side. Ann Eliza Washington, Mt. Zepher, Virginia on the front cover. Handwritten prayers for morning and evening with some blank pages.

Dates: undated no. 130

Public notice, Bushrod Washington, 1822 July 4

 Item — Box 48, Folder: 1822.07.04
Identifier: W-1264
Scope and Contents D. 1 page. Printed notice of July 4, 1822 over Bushrod Washington's name, forbidding permission to steam boat parties and other groups to use Mt. Vernon for "eating, drinking and dancing parties" -- "unpleasant circumstances" led to his notice -- "respectable strangers" can still continue to visit, except on Sundays -- below this is printed a later form letter stating that the published notice has been ignored and he intends to sue boat companies who bring parties to Mt. Vernon -- on reverse...
Dates: 1822 July 4

Rebecca Bladget to John Marshall, 1829 December 1

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 3
Content Description From the Collection: The Bushrod Washington Family Papers consist of documents gathered by the descendants of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The collection comprises an assortment of correspondence and legal documents documenting the lives and property ownership of several branches of the Washington family. The collection is organized into five series: Correspondence, Legal Documents, Social, Miscellaneous, and Indenture Notices (Land Deeds).The Correspondence series,...
Dates: 1829 December 1

Recipe for making muffins from Elizabeth Powel to Bushrod Washington, 1816 November 13

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents

Autograph document in the hand of Elizabeth Powel, docketed by Bushrod Washington. Addressed to Judge Washington “with Mrs. Powels best wishes.”

Dates: 1816 November 13

Recipes for French rolls and French bread, undated

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents

Autograph document, docketed by Bushrod Washington.

Dates: undated

Report on George Washington's Executors vs. L W. McCarty Spotswood and others, 1826 November 18

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 14
Content Description From the Collection: The Bushrod Washington Family Papers consist of documents gathered by the descendants of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The collection comprises an assortment of correspondence and legal documents documenting the lives and property ownership of several branches of the Washington family. The collection is organized into five series: Correspondence, Legal Documents, Social, Miscellaneous, and Indenture Notices (Land Deeds).The Correspondence series,...
Dates: 1826 November 18

Richard Channing Moore, New York, to Bushrod Washington, 1813 December 17

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed. Episcopal clergyman Richard Channing Moore writes to Bushrod that he might become the rector of a church in Richmond. In 1814, Moore was elected bishop of the Diocese of Richmond.

Dates: 1813 December 17

Richard Henry Lee, Leesburg, to Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, 1829 January 15

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Lee writes about debts owed to the estate of General Washington and mentions visiting Bushrod at Mount Vernon.

Dates: 1829 January 15