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Peters, Richard, 1744-1828

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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Bushrod Washington family papers

 Collection — Shelf D:6
Identifier: RM-1174
Content Description The Bushrod Washington Family Papers consist of documents gathered by the descendants of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The collection comprises an assortment of correspondence and legal documents documenting the lives and property ownership of several branches of the Washington family. The collection is organized into five series: Correspondence, Legal Documents, Social, Miscellaneous, and Indenture Notices (Land Deeds).The Correspondence series,...
Dates: 1662-1835

Letter, Bushrod Washington to Judge Richard Peters, 1804 May 21

 Item — Box 39, Folder: 1804.05.21
Identifier: A-642
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 1 page. Mount Vernon. Bushrod writes that he is convinced the fire at Mt. Vernon was set by an incendiary, but he knows not whom to suspect -- he can impute no motive to any of his "domestics," all of whom exerted themselves to extinguish the fire -- still, great damage was done -- Mrs. Washington's health was impaired by the alarm, though she is recovering. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, postmarked "Alexa May 22," watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as...
Dates: 1804 May 21

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, 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, Richard Peters to Bushrod Washington, 1822 May 24

 Item — Box 48, Folder: 1822.05.24
Identifier: RM-791; MS-5197
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 2 pages. Belmont. Discussion of slavery: "Some Legalized Kidnappers might be usefully employed in scouring our State of all your fugitive slaves; and if you could colonize all the sooty race, nothing better could be done." Peters is angered at the abolitionists, those "antiflagellating benevolents". Finally, Peters hopes Washington regains his health, "so that you may be strong, and work hard on your colonization Scheme; so that all [the slaves] may be returned to the happy regions of...
Dates: 1822 May 24

Letter, Richard Peters to Bushrod Washington, 1824 February 22

 Item — Box 49, Folder: 1824.02.22
Identifier: RM-789; MS-5191
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Belmont. A discussion of a legal case, Penn vs. Cline, and Peters' opinion on land speculators. Written on the anniversary of GW's birth, Peters relates that "This day brings into my mind many old recollections, both painful and pleasant" and that he is going into Philadelphia to celebrate the birthday. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

Dates: 1824 February 22

Letter, Richard Peters to Bushrod Washington, 1824 May 22

 Item — Box 50, Folder: 1824.05.22
Identifier: RM-789; MS-5192
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Philadelphia. Peters writes about publications, sending Washington six copies for his approval before printing. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed.

Dates: 1824 May 22

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