Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
Found in 335 Collections and/or Records:
Autograph letter signed, about financial matters.
A.L.S. 3 pages. Walnut Farm. Concerning the execution of the estates of Bushrod's father, John Augustine Washington, and Lawrence Augustine's father, Samuel Washington, both deceased. Bushrod writes, "I have never condemned you for demanding of the executors of your father ... a settlement of their accounts, and altho' I thought it unkind to institute a suit ag[ainst] me ..." Bushrod is nevertheless willing to settle the matter. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.
Autograph letter signed, regarding the suit of the estate of George Washington against Thomas Lee and Gerard Alexander of Pendleton County.
A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon to Fort Washington. Must decline invitation to dine--Mrs. W. afraid he will have another attack like that he just had, if he goes--her excitement on matter so strong he cannot bring himself to go without her consent--invites him and other officers over to dine. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.
A.L.S. 4 pages. A note fixing the time for "...you, the other gentlemen, and the ladies of the fort [Fort Washington] to dine with me ...." sends Mrs. M. a few apricots... Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington." Autograph letter signed, integral cover. Mt. Vernon docketed "Hon. Bush. Washington 5th July 1829."
Philadelphia to Alexandria. Health improving after respiratory illness; returning soon to court.
The letter addresses several legal questions to Peters and ends with the admonition that the British fleet is expected hourly and "will do great mischief should these ships pass the fort" (Fort Washington) where "the Adams (a vessel), some gunboats and about 2000 men" are understood to be stationed.
A.L.S. 1 page. Offers to dismiss the suit against him initiated by Bushrod Washington, Jr., and accept the provision made for him in his father's will (Wm A. W-n) "in discharge of the sum which Colo. Washington recd as his guardian from the Executors of Genl Washington."
A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. MS-2471 A - To Robert Beverley, Esq., Judge Washington asks Mr. Beverley to recommend a lawyer to represent Mr. Parks [husband of Harriot Washington] suit, for the executors of General Washington; MS-2471 B 1p., A copy of Robert Beverley's reply appears on the inside page, in handwriting of Mr. Beverley, dated June 2, 1826.
Draft copy. A.L.S. 1 page. Bushrod Washington calls Robert Lewis's attention to the matter that certain sources have not paid their obligations and that the duty of legally enforcing such payment may be necessary. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush Washington." Autograph letter signed, (Draft-Copy).
Letter, Mount Vernon. To Simon Summers, Surveyor of Henrico County. Requests him to make survey of some of his land--leave letter in p.o. saying when to expect him. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington". On reverse is docket "Rough Plat and notes of one of Judge Washington's fields." and notation "at request of Judge Washington." There follows survey notes dated July 25-26, 1813, and the two names "John Bryan and Robbert Dunnington C.C."
A.L.S. 2 pages. Richmond, to Porter in Alexandria. With much wit, Bushrod explains how he has been too busy with "Law and politicks" to write. He urges Porter to visit him and also mentions business/legal matters involving Mr. Payne, Mr. Cole, and Mr. Brackenridge. Autograph letter signed, integral cover.
A.L.S. 1 page. "Dear Sir, The object of this letter is to give you the name and place of residence of the gentleman on whose account I spoke to you this morning, as they may escape your recollection. 'William Griffith, Burlington, New Jersey.' Sincerely yrs, Bush. Washington."
Autograph letter signed, about renting Rock Hall.
Autograph letter signed, likely to Lawrence Lewis, about settling account books
Autograph letter, signed, likely to Lawrence Washington, about lands in Kentucky and lots in the Federal City.
Autograph letter signed, about recovering money and selling wheat crop.
A.L.S. 1 page. To "Dear Sir." Concerns Bushrod Washington's insurance policy on Mount Vernon, from the Mutual Insurance Company.
Subject of the letter deals with dispersal of George Washington's property, including the sale of land and mules. It also discusses the terms of the hiring of nineteen of Mrs. Penelope French's enslaved people, in which Mrs. French was paid $700-800 a year throughout her natural life.
This collection of historic manuscripts dates from 1607-1933, with the bulk of materials dating from 1738-1868. The correspondence, journals and diaries, legal and financial records, estate documents, and printed ephemera in the collection primarily relate to the Washington and Custis families, the Revolutionary War, and society life in antebellum Washington D.C. and Virginia.
Portions of this collection have been digitized, as noted in the item-level descriptions.
A.L.S. 1 page. Writing from Mount Vernon, Judge Washington provides his nephew with introductions to two Westmoreland Co. judges and gives advice on passing the Virginia bar. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington."
A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Brent is clerk of the District of Columbia. GW estate business. Judge Washington asks for deeds and bills of sale for lots in the District owned by General Washington. He suspects that George Corbin Washington may have recently sold lots which had previously been sold. Autograph letter signed, separate letter cover franked.
A.L.S. 4 pages. Mount Vernon. Bushrod Washington responds to Mr. Lunell concerning his uncle's, George Washington, character and personality. He describes him as being "comtemplative", "reserved", "distinguished" yet "kind and affectionate" to relatives, and having "consummate wisdom." He mentions his fondness for "rural employment" and skill at managing his plantation.