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Law, Thomas, 1756-1834

 Person

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Articles of agreement between George Calvert and Thomas Peter with Thomas Law related to his separation from Elizabeth Parke Custis Law, 1804 August 9

 Item — Box 9, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents

Articles of agreement between George Calvert and Thomas Peter with Thomas Law, agreeing that Thomas Law and his wife Eliza Parke Custis Law will live separately. Eliza will receive $1500 per year from Law, and all the interest from her inheritance from George Washington will go to her and her daughter.

Dates: 1804 August 9

Bill, Thomas Law to Griffith Coombs, regarding work on Mrs. Washington’s house occupied by Mrs. Dearborn, 1802 August 23

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 27
Scope and Contents

Payment from Thomas Law to Griffith Coombs for repairs to Martha Washington's townhome in the District Columbia occupied by Henry Dearborn. Payment marked by Coombs as received in full from Thomas Peter on August 23, 1802.

Dates: 1802 August 23

C. Cockull to Thomas Law, 1797 May 16

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 23
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection consists of papers collected by various members of the Peter families. It includes letters from George Washington, letters of condolence to Martha Washington after George Washington’s death, estate documents, Major George Peter’s military papers, land plats and surveys, photo albums, letterbooks, and notebooks that tell of the life of this prominent family in Virginia and the City of Washington.

Dates: 1797 May 16

Drafts of legal arguments in property dispute between Thomas Law and Tench Ringgold, 1804 February 3

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection consists of papers collected by various members of the Peter families. It includes letters from George Washington, letters of condolence to Martha Washington after George Washington’s death, estate documents, Major George Peter’s military papers, land plats and surveys, photo albums, letterbooks, and notebooks that tell of the life of this prominent family in Virginia and the City of Washington.

Dates: 1804 February 3

Elizabeth Parke Custis Law Rogers to Thomas Law, 1821 December 2

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 26
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Elizabeth Parke Custis Law Rogers, Druid Hill, to Thomas Law, City of Washington

Dates: 1821 December 2

George and Martha Washington to Thomas Law, 1796 March 28

 File — Box 1, Folder: 03
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter in Washington's hand, initialed by both George and Martha. George and Martha Washington, Philadelphia, to Thomas Law. The Washingtons congratulate Law on his marriage to their grandaughter Eliza.

Dates: 1796 March 28

George Washington Parke Custis to Thomas Law, 1796 June 3

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. George Washington Parke Custis, Philadelphia to Thomas Law, Federal City. George Washington Parke Custis writes to Law of the pleasure he will have in serving Washington City, which is to be "the pride of future ages" and "the metropolis of America."

Dates: 1796 June 3

Gustavus Scott, William Thornton, and Alexander White to Thomas Law, 1795 October 1

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 18
Scope and Contents

Gustavus Scott, William Thornton, and Alexander White, Washington City, to Thomas Law

Dates: 1795 October 1

John Law to Thomas Law, 1817 April 5-6

 Sub-Series — Box 4, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents

Four draft copies each of two letters written by John Law to his father, criticizing his conduct, particularly in regards to Eliza Law's marriage to Lloyd Rogers.

Dates: 1817 April 5-6

John Law to Thomas Law, circa 1817

 Item — Box 4, Folder: 21
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed. A letter of reconciliation sent by John Law to his father.

Dates: circa 1817

John Taylor to Thomas Law, 1832 March 10

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 27
Scope and Contents

Writing from New Orleans in 1832, John Taylor reports that fifty to sixty people a day are dying from yellow fever and smallpox.

Dates: 1832 March 10

L. de Roumefort Bouchard to Thomas Law, 1810-1812, 1810 April 28, 1812 November 14, 1812 November 29

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 25
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection consists of papers collected by various members of the Peter families. It includes letters from George Washington, letters of condolence to Martha Washington after George Washington’s death, estate documents, Major George Peter’s military papers, land plats and surveys, photo albums, letterbooks, and notebooks that tell of the life of this prominent family in Virginia and the City of Washington.

Dates: 1810-1812; 1810 April 28; 1812 November 14; 1812 November 29

Lawyer's notes from property dispute involving Thomas Law, 1794 - 1796

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection consists of papers collected by various members of the Peter families. It includes letters from George Washington, letters of condolence to Martha Washington after George Washington’s death, estate documents, Major George Peter’s military papers, land plats and surveys, photo albums, letterbooks, and notebooks that tell of the life of this prominent family in Virginia and the City of Washington.

Dates: 1794 - 1796

Legal notes and statements of defense for property dispute involving Thomas Law, 1794 - 1816

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 16
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection consists of papers collected by various members of the Peter families. It includes letters from George Washington, letters of condolence to Martha Washington after George Washington’s death, estate documents, Major George Peter’s military papers, land plats and surveys, photo albums, letterbooks, and notebooks that tell of the life of this prominent family in Virginia and the City of Washington.

Dates: 1794 - 1816

Letter, Charles Cornwallis to Thomas Law, 1796 March 28

 Item — Box 28, Folder: 1796.03.28
Identifier: RM-1150 ; MS-5840
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 4 pages. Whitehall. Says Americans "cruelly persecuted many worthy and respectable men" during the war, but "that is now past." Offers best wishes for his happiness in America, and that "it may long enjoy the benefits of the Presidency of Washington, whose great character and virtues alone could have preserved order in an infant state, composed of such heterogenous and ungovernable radicals." Discusses war with France and other international affairs.

Dates: 1796 March 28

Letter, Edward Law to Thomas Law, 1796 June 20

 Item — Box 28, Folder: 1796.06.20
Identifier: RM-619; MS-4525
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Bloomsbury Square. Congratulations to his brother on his recent marriage to Eliza Parke Custis. Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

Dates: 1796 June 20

Letter, Thomas Law to John Law, 1802 May 23

 Item — Box 38, Folder: 1802.05.23
Identifier: RM-619; MS-4527.1
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Reporting on the death of Martha Washington the day before. Suffering protracted fever, MW prepared for death "with fortitude and resignation"; gave advice to her grandchildren, took the sacrament and directed a chosen white gown be brought out. The funeral would be Tuesday (two days hence). Autograph letter signed, integral cover.

Dates: 1802 May 23

Letter, Thomas Peter to Thomas Law, 1798 November 22

 Item — Box 8, Folder: 21
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Regarding financial matters.

Dates: 1798 November 22

Letter, to Thomas Law, 1796 February 10

 Item — Box 11, Folder: 1796.02.10
Identifier: MS-5864
Scope and Contents On February 10, 1796, upon learning of his eldest step-granddaughter's engagement to Thomas Law, George Washington writes this letter of congratulations to him. Washington's fatherly interest in the betrothal of Eliza "Betsey" Parke Custis is apparent. He expresses surprise, gives his blessing, and invites the couple to visit Philadelphia after the ceremony. Thomas Law earned his fortune in India and met Washington's step-granddaughter shortly after his arrival in America. The couple was...
Dates: 1796 February 10

Letter, Tobias Lear to Thomas Law, 1799 December 14

 Item — Box 34, Folder: 1799.12.14
Identifier: MSS-603
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Impending death of George Washington--"I think he cannot survive through the night"--come and bring Mrs. Law if possible--Dr. Craik, Dr. Dick, and Dr. Brown are here.

Dates: 1799 December 14

Particular Description and Manner of building a house for Thomas Law, circa 1794

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents

Manuscript descriptions of the architectural plans for the Thomas Law House, designed by architect William Lovering and built circa 1794 on the 689 square in the City of Washington.

Dates: circa 1794

Peter family papers

 Collection
Identifier: RM-1186
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers collected by various members of the Peter families. It includes letters from George Washington, letters of condolence to Martha Washington after George Washington’s death, estate documents, Major George Peter’s military papers, land plats and surveys, photo albums, letterbooks, and notebooks that tell of the life of this prominent family in Virginia and the City of Washington.

Dates: 1772-1932

Pratt, Francis, and others, vs. Thomas Law

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

Printed legal document: Statement of the defendant's case. Docketed on verso "Papers relating to case of Law v. Morris Nicholson & Greenleaf."

Dates: 1794 - 1833

Receipt for money given by Thomas Law to Tench Ringgold for land in the City of Washington, 1797 December 30

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection consists of papers collected by various members of the Peter families. It includes letters from George Washington, letters of condolence to Martha Washington after George Washington’s death, estate documents, Major George Peter’s military papers, land plats and surveys, photo albums, letterbooks, and notebooks that tell of the life of this prominent family in Virginia and the City of Washington.

Dates: 1797 December 30

Statement of Thomas Law in property dispute, 1796 December 19

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents

Manuscript legal statement of Thomas Law in regards to a property dispute in Washington City between William Mayne Duncason and Tench Ringgold.

Dates: 1796 December 19

Thomas Law to Gustavus Scott, William Thornton, and Alexander White, 1795 September 30

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 18
Scope and Contents

Thomas Law, Washington City, discusses his plan for construction of New Jersey Avenue on lot 744 of Washington City, along the public canal.

Dates: 1795 September 30

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Correspondence 2
Thomas Law House 1
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Death and burial 1