Washington, Lund, 1737-1796
Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:
Account, Lund Washington with Henly and Call, 1774-1775
A.D.S. Account from Sept. 1774-Feb. 1775 for sugar and codfish--£1.3.0. Autograph document signed, in hand of Benjamin Call, laminated, docketed "Henly and Caul". Receipted July 17, 1775 by Benjamin Call.
Document, Lease deed for Dogue Run Plantation and 23 named enslaved African Americans, 1786 October 18
Letter, Benjamin Dulany to Lund Washington, 1782 December 4
A.L.S. 1 page. Mrs. French won't exchange her land tract for tract--"Mrs. Dulany and myself will give the Reversion of the Dogue Creek Land for Dow and Co Land Tract for Tract." Autograph letter signed, integral cover marked "By Abraham", laminated, docketed in later hand "From Benj. Dulany about land for G.W." in pencil, watermark (MW). Name on original manuscript appears as "Benj. Dulany". (See letter of same date, Lund W. to G.W.)
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1776 January 17
In this letter Lunds writes about trying to recover runaway negro from [Jennifer] Adams and rent from Adams along with affairs of other tenants, among other topics.
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1767 March 22
Report on farming, etc. wheat very poor, gave a very small amount of flour--ground has been either very wet or frozen since Washington's departure, thus holding up the plowing--mention of a good slave whom Mr. Adam will not sell for £50.
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1767 March 30
Lund writes about crops and planting. Washington in Williamsburg at Burgess meeting, then onto Dismal Swamp. Martha includes a postscript at the end of the letter. One of only two extant examples of correspondence from Martha Washington to George Washington, Martha penned this six line postscript with news and greetings on the second page of a letter from Lund Washington to George on March 30, 1767.
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1767 August 17
Account of weather and activities at Mt. Vernon. "The carpenters are laying the barn floor in the Neck." Waiting for the brickmaker's arrival, "The negroes are all well. Bishop has sowed half his field in wheat and made two casks of cider." Expecting a "great crop of corn." "The Children are very well & were yesterday at Alexandria Church ..."
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1767 August 22
Condition of crops, wheat and corn--sowing--ditchers--several of the Negroes lately sick--Alton's Morris', Cleveland's and Bishops farms--brickmaker failed to report for work--timothy and lucerne--Cleveland's barn floor finished--compliments to Mrs. Washington, her children are well and send love, also their love to Coll. Wm. Fairfax and his lady.
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1767 September 5
Washington's lost horses have not returned to Mt. Vernon--the corn crop--ditchers--sowing wheat and making cider--Price (brickmaker) has returned because they could get no other--none available in Mr. Piper's shipload of servants--milldam--how to get brickwood across creek?--half planks for Morris' barn floor--children are well--glad Mrs. W. has benefited from springs.
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1771 May 12
Deals with mill and farm affairs--"Our mill is once more in a bad way"--wall of water pit falling down."--" ... give yourself no uneasiness or anxiety about the mill, you may depend I will use every precaution to prevent further damages."--sale of flour--wheat fields look promising--all are well.
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1775 September 29
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1775 October 5
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1775 October 22
Mrs. W. & Mr. & Mrs. John Parke Custis stop a few days in Fredericksburg on way to Col. Bassett's--mill dam repair completed--too wet to plow--John Knowles (bricklayer) sick--John Broad back at work--Judge the taylor & Sears sick--stucco man at work on dining room--carpenters on wash house [office]--letters by Constitutional post most reliable--kept in Alexandria by Mr. Hendricks.
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1775 October 29
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1775 November 5
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1775 November 12
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1775 November 14
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1775 December 1
This collection contains letters to and from George Washington that have been aquired by the MVLA since 1858. For more information, see content note for individal items. The collection grows organically as new items are acquired.
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1775 December 17
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1775 December 23
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1775 December 30
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1776 January 25
River frozen--hasn't yet seen Mr. Marshall or Mr. Triplett about land exchange--thinks it bad scheme to raise hogs to take care of surplus corn--pork prices low--well keeps caving in, perhaps will have to ask instructions as to where to dig a new one--good negro shoemaker available from Adams--conduct of negroes--better sell bay or stop using him for breeding--hurts him to see miller and mill idle.
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1776 January 31
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1776 February 8
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1776 February 15
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1776 March 7
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1777 December 24
Hopes Washington will come to Mt. Vernon while troops in winter quarters--no crop for sale this year--wheat destroyed, mill idle, short crop of corn--gives corn crop yields from each farm--many visiters and horses cause great use of crops--also 24 of own horses--wants to try making rum, sugar, and molasses from Indian corn stalk for money crop.
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1782 November 20
Detailed description of Dow's land on Cameron Run--Mrs. French will never consent to exchange land--G.W. anxious to have her land--Mrs. W. goes to Mr. Digges across river in company of Dr. Stewart (Stuart)--[Mrs. French's land is between Epsewasson and Little Hunting Creeks, part of Union Farm].
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1782 December 4
Lund encloses [Benj.] Dulany's letter concerning Mrs. French's landand Mr. and Mrs. D. agrees to sale of land.
Letter, from Lund Washington, 1782 December 11
Lund writes about further efforts to exchange Dow and French lands, maybe Mrs. F. can be persuaded to trade Manley's land (adjoining French's), and has purchased Dow's land to bargain with Mrs. F along with a description of land.
- Correspondence 51
- Farm management 19
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) 14
- Slavery 6
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 6
- Enslaved persons 5
- Real property 5
- Lists (document genres) 3
- Deeds 2
- French's farm (Mount Vernon, Va.) 2
- Business records 1
- Clothing and dress -- Purchasing 1
- Dogue Run Farm 1
- Enslaved persons -- Dwellings 1
- Financial records 1
- Fugitive slaves -- Virginia 1
- Indentured servants 1
- Ledgers (account books) 1
- Legal documents 1
- Muddy Hole Farm 1 + ∧ less