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Washington, Jane Charlotte Blackburn, 1786-1855

 Person

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of the last will and testament of John Augustine Washington II, 1833 June 24

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 23
Scope and Contents

A "true" manuscript copy made from the original, which is dated July 8, 1830. In his will, John Augustine gives his wife Jane the power to dispose of any of his enslaved workers who are disobedient to her after his death. He also stipulates that his children may sell the Mount Vernon estate to the government if Congress wants it.

Dates: 1833 June 24

Letter, Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1847 December 24

 Item — Box: 68, Folder: 1847.12.24
Identifier: 2017-SC-008-002
Scope and Contents Letter written by Jane C. Washington from Blakeley near Charlestown, West Virginia at Christmas time to her son John Augustine Washington III at Mount Vernon. Jane worries over John's recent illness with "chill fever" and reminds him "You now have an overseer, and it surely cannot be so necessary for you to go out at the dawn of day, and expose yourself to the inclemencies of weather in attending to farm business."Jane writes "I am now quite alone, dear little John A. left me...
Dates: 1847 December 24

Letter, Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1837 December 22

 Item — Box: 62, Folder: 1837.12.22
Identifier: 2017-SC-008-010
Scope and Contents Autograph letter initialed. Janes writes that she is sending down "four large shoulder of Bacon" to Mount Vernon, along with two enslaved men, Willoughby and Gabriel, who she hopes will be "faithful and useful." She writes, "have them comfortably fixed my dear son treat them kindly, and I trust they will both prove valuable servants. Gabriel will require a strict tho kind discipline. Sarah or Milly must wast and mend for them." Jane also writes that she has had a letter from West Ford asking...
Dates: 1837 December 22

Letter, Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1847 December 27

 Item — Box: 68, Folder: 1847.12.27
Identifier: 2017-SC-008-008
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed with integral address panel, with note that the letter was carried by "Mr. W's servant Edmund who is returning home from Jefferson Cty."Jane writes, "I saw no white face on Christmas day." She describes giving out provisions and supplies to the enslaved population, a few of whom assembled to hear her read in the morning and at noon. "They conducted themselves very soberly & orderly." Old Jenny thanked her for the "fine dinner." Jane also describes her...
Dates: 1847 December 27

Letter, Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1848 December 14

 Item — Box: 69, Folder: 1848.12.14
Identifier: 2017-SC-008-020
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Delivered by James Mitchum (Jim Mitchell). Jane writes that Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town has burned down.

Dates: 1848 December 14

Letter, John Augustine Washington III to Jane C. Blackburn Washington, 1837 November 23

 Item — Box: 62, Folder: 1837.11.23
Identifier: 2017-SC-008-003
Scope and Contents Letter written by a sixteen-year-old John Augustine Washington III in Alexandria, Virginia to his mother Jane C. Washington at Blakeley plantation near Charlestown, West Virginia. The address on the back page of the letter notes that the letter was delivered by Jim Mitchell ("Jim Mitchum") with a note from John Augustine that says "I let Jim have $1.00 for his expenses." Jim Mitchell, who was later employed by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, was enslaved by the Washington family at the...
Dates: 1837 November 23