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Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829

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Found in 335 Collections and/or Records:

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Lawrence Washington, 1802 April 2

 Item — Box 37, Folder: 1802.04.02
Identifier: RM-683; MS-4648
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1802 April 2

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Ludwell Lee, 11 January 1820

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: RM-703; MS-4777
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed, regarding the suit of the estate of George Washington against Thomas Lee and Gerard Alexander of Pendleton County.

Dates: 11 January 1820

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Milo Mason, 1829 July 1

 Item — Box 54, Folder: 1829.07.01
Identifier: MSS-250
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1829 July 1

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Milo Mason, 1829 July 5

 Item — Box 54, Folder: 1829.07.05
Identifier: RM-21; MSS-2023/A-D
Scope and Contents

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."

Dates: 1829 July 5

Letter, Bushrod Washington to "my dear friend", 1798 January 10

 Item — Box 31, Folder: 1798.01.10
Identifier: A-366
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 3 pages. Richmond. Bushrod writes to "My dear friend" and closes with greetings "affectionately to Mrs. P." but the addressee is otherwise not made clear. He answers several queries concerning various legal cases, posed to Bushrod either in a series of letters or in one long unanswered -- includes Mr. Breckenridge's opinion on a horse sold to Ingraham by Lewis -- adds a postscript "Did you ever read such a gloomy letter?" after noting that his wife would have added her own greetings...
Dates: 1798 January 10

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Noblet Herbert, 1824 April 24

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MS-4854
Scope and Contents

Philadelphia to Alexandria. Health improving after respiratory illness; returning soon to court.

Dates: 1824 April 24

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Richard Peters, 1813 July 19

 Item — Box 43, Folder: 1813.07.19
Identifier: RM-299; MS-2930
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1813 July 19

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Richard Peters, 1803 September 25

 Item — Box 38, Folder: 1803.09.25
Identifier: A-642
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Yellow fever in Alexandria has delayed Bushrods answer --now the "prevailing disorder" (likely also yellow fever) in Philadelphia has convinced Bushrod that no good could result from trying to carry on business -- he writes that the request of the gentlemen of the bar, confirmed by Peters, is agreeable, so he requests Peters to attend if he safely can and to adjourn the Court to the next term. Autograph letter signed, docketed, postmarked "George Col. Sept. 26,"...
Dates: 1803 September 25

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Richard Peters, 1805 September 13

 Item — Box 40, Folder: 1805.09.13
Identifier: A-642
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Bushrod writes to Peters that he has heard of the sickness in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, New York and Philadelphia (yellow fever) -- asks if they should hold court for "your District"? -- thinks judges and lawyers would attend, but would jury men and witnesses also attend if in danger of sickness? -- would it be better to postpone until winter? -- intends to spend a few days at Wheatland near Charlestown, Jefferson County. Autograph letter signed,...
Dates: 1805 September 13

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Robert Beverley, 1813 March 28

 Item — Box 43, Folder: 1813.03.28
Identifier: RM-378; MS-2465
Scope and Contents

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."

Dates: 1813 March 28

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Robert Beverley, 1826 June 1

 Item — Box 52, Folder: 1826.06.01
Identifier: RM-378; MS-2471 A/B
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1826 June 1

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Robert Harper, 1812 March 19

 Item — Box 43, Folder: 1812.03.19
Identifier: A-409
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 3 pages. Mount Vernon. Reports his success with pisé [or rammed earth] buildings -- has built ice house and 2 porter's houses -- Bushrod is "perfectly satisfied with the cheapness, the strength and durability of these buildings" -- considers building a 2 story house for nephew in this fashion on the west of the Blue Ridge. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed "Mar. 19th 1812 recd. 24th," postmarked "Alexa. Mar. 23." Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush....
Dates: 1812 March 19

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Robert Lewis, 1828 June 30

 Item — Box 53, Folder: 1828.06.30
Identifier: RM-173; MS-2518
Scope and Contents

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).

Dates: 1828 June 30

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Simon Summers, 1813 July 11

 Item — Box 43, Folder: 1813.07.11
Identifier: MSS-244
Scope and Contents

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."

Dates: 1813 July 11

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Thomas Porter, 1796 December 27

 Item — Box 29, Folder: 1796.12.27
Identifier: RM-813; MS-5244
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1796 December 27

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Thomas Tod, 1824 March 18

 Item — Box 49, Folder: 1824.03.18
Identifier: RM-927; MS-5466
Scope and Contents

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."

Dates: 1824 March 18

Letter, Bushrod Washington to unknown recipient, 2 July 1812

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: RM-703; MS-4764
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed, likely to Lawrence Lewis, about settling account books

Dates: 2 July 1812

Letter, Bushrod Washington to unknown recipient, 1 January 1816

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: RM-703; MS-4766
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter, signed, likely to Lawrence Washington, about lands in Kentucky and lots in the Federal City.

Dates: 1 January 1816

Letter, Bushrod Washington to unknown recipient, 22 February 1820

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: RM-703; MS-4781
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed, about recovering money and selling wheat crop.

Dates: 22 February 1820

Letter, Bushrod Washington to unknown recipient, 1805 March 21

 Item — Box 39, Folder: 1805.03.21
Identifier: RM-708; MS-4851
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. To "Dear Sir." Concerns Bushrod Washington's insurance policy on Mount Vernon, from the Mutual Insurance Company.

Dates: 1805 March 21

Letter, Bushrod Washington to unknown recipient, 1803 January 8

 Item — Box 38, Folder: 1803.01.08
Identifier: RM-1115; MS-5798
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1803 January 8

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Warner Lewis, 1810 March 24

 Item — Box 42, Folder: 1810.03.24
Identifier: A-372
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Bushrod mentions receiving tax money for Mr. Turner's land -- will settle with your uncle [Lawr. Lewis] also will get him to sign the power of attorney so he can sell the Kentucky lands which belong to the devisees of Gen. Washington -- gives information of Kentucky lands: deed from Gen. Lee to Washington for 5000@ dated Nov. 5, 1798 -- was recorded in Kentucky court of appeals Dec. 7, 1799 -- gives James Nourse's description of tract of 2000@ on Rough Creek --...
Dates: 1810 March 24

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Warner Lewis, 1810 March 24

 Item — Box 42, Folder: 1810.03.24
Identifier: W-788
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Bushrod mentions receiving tax money for Mr. Turner's land -- will settle with your uncle [Lawr. Lewis] also will get him to sign the power of attorney so he can sell the Kentucky lands which belong to the devisees of Gen. Washington -- gives information of Kentucky lands: deed from Gen. Lee to Washington for 5000@ dated Nov. 5, 1798 -- was recorded in Kentucky court of appeals Dec. 7, 1799 -- gives James Nourse's description of tract of 2000@ on Rough Creek --...
Dates: 1810 March 24

Letter, Bushrod Washington to William A. Washington, 1791 January 7

 Item — Box 19, Folder: 1791.01.07
Identifier: 2022-SC-007-013
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

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.

Dates: 1791 January 7

Letter, Bushrod Washington to William Augustine Washington, 1824 December 12

 Item — Box 50, Folder: 1824.12.12
Identifier: RM-637; MS-4566
Scope and Contents

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."

Dates: 1824 December 12

Letter, Bushrod Washington to William Augustine Washington, 1803 June 8

 Item — Box 38, Folder: 1803.06.08
Identifier: A-749
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Informs him of meeting of legatees, at which decision was made "to sell amongst ourselves" all Washington's land except the Kanawha and Ohio lands -- lists lands sold and amounts received at sales of June 6 and 7 -- prices better than he expected -- executors to appoint an agent and surveyor to go to Ohio and Kanawha lands and lay them off in 23 parts before the next meeting of legatees -- he is embarrassed for funds -- will write to Dr. Smith about Bushrod...
Dates: 1803 June 8

Letter, Bushrod Washington to William Brent, 1826 May 23

 Item — Box 51, Folder: 1826.05.23
Identifier: RM-338; MS-3025
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1826 May 23

Letter, Bushrod Washington to William Lunell, 1818 July 29

 Item — Box 45, Folder: 1818.07.29
Identifier: RM-1102; MS-5778
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1818 July 29