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Anderson, Sambo, -1845

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Sambo Anderson was an enslaved carpenter at Mount Vernon, owned by George Washington. He was one of the few enslaved people at Mount Vernon who were born and captured in Africa. He was married to Agnes, an enslaved field worker.

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Letter, Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1838 November 1

 Item — Box: 62, Folder: 1838.11.01
Identifier: 2017-SC-008-015
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Mount Vernon to the University of Virginia. Jane writes to her son about work taking place at Mount Vernon, where she has spent almost all of $800 she brought down with her. She reports that Skidmore has "finished the large room which is now to be plastered and painted." Mr. Ball has nearly finished the stables, and West Ford is still engaged with the enclosures. She writes of Mount Vernon , "The dear old place will be more comfortable and...
Dates: 1838 November 1