Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
Found in 344 Collections and/or Records:
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.
A.L.S. 1 page. Bushrod Washington regrets that he cannot accept Meredith's invitation to dinner on account of his wife's health. Washington reports that for the last 5 or 6 years he has been obliged to decline all invitations to dinner or evening parties. He asks Meredith to accept his apology.
A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. To the Cashier, Bank of Columbia, Georgetown. Re: Payment of $300 note. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington." Autograph letter signed.
A.L.S. 1 page. Discusses inclement weather, trying to get from Alexandria to Westmoreland, voyage, illness of unidentified person, possibly sister. Corbin Washington letter to brother Bushrod Washington.
A.L.S. 1 page. Paris. Offers to act as the go-between for Lafayette and Bushrod correspondence ... also Mr. Graham of the State Dept. if Bushrod agrees to send the GW-Lafayette correspondence ... Autograph letter signed, integral cover. Name on original manuscript appears as "D. B. Warden." See 1811 - Lafayette to Bushrod Wn Dec. 15.
A.L.S. 12 pages. Shirley, Virginia. Moore speaks of his philosophies of life and death: "Death .. is ... the brightest and most glorious moment to man .. if death was the body's enemy, it was the soul's good friend." Discusses his ideas about a treatment for yellow fever which Moore "accidently" discovered in 1817. It involves the use of mercury and calomel. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.
A.L.S. 5 pages. Shirley, Virginia. Moore explains that he wishes to leave Virginia and return to South Carolina, where "I meet with encouragment in my profession, and great civility in my social intercourse with an enlightened and polished people." Claims that he is "without money," he asks Washington to lend him money to travel to South Carolina. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.
Letter discussing judgements in the Superior Court of Fairfax County.
A.L. 1 page. Letter in a humorous vein, chiding him for not writing--sends a book which she once recommended for his perusal--sends him fur gloves because "the Severity of the last Winter may have operated so violently on his Herculean Hands, as to have numbed his fingers," thus preventing writing. Autograph letter, docketed in Mrs. P.'s hand, watermark (GR surmounted by crown and powder horn), written in 3rd person. Name does not appear on original manuscript.
Bushrod Washington answers George Washington's legal queries dealing with Thomas Pearson's suit concerning land sold by his late brother Simon Pearson to Washington and others in 1763 [see letter, G.W. to Bushrod W., Oct. 9, 1797]--Bushrod will take the case should it go to a higher court--Gen. Marshall may know something further about the case, as Bushrod met a man named Pearson at Marshall’s office recently.
Bushrod records a legal opinion for Washington concerning a suit initiated by Thomas Pearson, against his late brother's estate (Simon Pearson). The suit involved a parcel of land which Washington purchased from Simon Pearson some thirty-five years earlier.
Bushrod to move to Alexandria--can't keep up plantation and practice law too--prefers law--can sell land and negroes to discharge debts due from his father's estate--has rented his land on advantageous terms--Mother will remain at Bushfield--desires Washington's approval--bearer, Mr. Packet goes to Alexandria to inquire about rent of houses.
Instructions and recommendations to Martha Washington and executors of Washington's estate regarding procedures and steps in settling estate, including probating of will, inventory of estate, appraisal, disposing of property, paying debts, bequests, rents, etc.
Advises Martha Washington as to her rights under Washington's will--interprets for her what things are hers absolutely and which are only for use during her lifetime--residue of estate not specifically given to her or others is subject to "superior claim" of executors--relative rights of herself and the executors--rents and bank stocks--some points difficult to decide, must consult General Marshall upon them--these opinions are stated as a friend, without recourse to books, etc.
A.L.S. 1 page. G.C. Washington acknowledges General Stewarts acceptance of the draft on him. He reports that they are still engaged with the tariff [in Congress] and fears it will occupy some time as its fate is still in doubt. Name on original manuscript appears as "G. C. Washington."
A.L.S. 1 page. Arlington House. Custis writes that his account with the estate of George Washington will be paid as soon as his crop can be marketed -- expresses distress of Fitzhugh family because of Mrs. Fitzhugh's illness -- he wishes the Kanawha lands were apportioned for he wishes to sell his share, even at great loss. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by B. Washington, mounted, watermark.
A.L.S. 1 page. Arlington House. The amount paid Dr. Peyton about settles Custis's account to estate -- asks Bushrod to send old bonds he gave at 1st sale to Woodlawn, where he can pick them up, along with any papers relating to his estate the "Forest of Washington," bequeathed him by the General. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by Bushrod W., laminated.
A.L.S. 2 pages. Hannah writes to her son about his sister's poor health, plans to see him in Dumfries, also writes about other family members - his brother, wife and their youngest child. Autograph letter signed, docketed.
A.L.S. 1 page. Encloses $50 bill received, for tobacco, and requests him to pay her tax at court today--just paid Mr. B. Lee £10 for folder--this is last of her [money]. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, "Mrs. H. Washington 1798," marked "Hon'd by Mr. B. Lee," laminated. Date on original catalog card appears . Name on original manuscript appears as "H. Washington."
A.L.S. 1 page. Secretary of State Clay (under J.Q. Adams) regrets to inform Washington that he does not have a position in the Department of State for the son of Washington's friend. "If any existed your own recommendation ... would be entirely sufficient." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.
Letter, 1 page. Madison transmits to Bushrod Washington the papers of Fielding Lewis who died before they could be processed. Name on original manuscript appears as "J. Madison."
A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. Neale desires information of Margaret Keith from Ireland, who accompanied Gen. Washington on all his campaigns in the Revolution until 1779 or 1780 -- she had several illegitimate children, of which the writer seems to be one -- he has been enabled to rise in a small degree above his lowly beginnings. Autograph letter signed, integral cover badly burned and torn, laminated, docketed by B.W. Name on original manuscript appears as "James G.W. N."
Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington writes to her uncle, Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, regarding family health and education. The letter has a Charlestown postmark. Autograph letter signed. 1 sheet with burnt edges.
Jane Charlotte Washington writes to her uncle, Bushrod Washington, Philadelphia, regarding family health. She is grieved to hear of Bushrod's illness. Letter contains a Charlestown postmark. He would die the following month. Autograph letter, signed. 1 sheet with partially burnt edges.
Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington, Philadelphia, writes to her uncle, Bushrod Washington, regarding family health and education. The letter mentions the death of Judge Richard Peters, longtime friend of Bushrod's. The letter has a Charlestown postmark. Autograph letter signed. 1 sheet with burnt edges.