Mount Vernon personnel, served as tomb guard 1913-1924.
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
A.L.S. 1 page. Autograph letter signed, mounted, watermark (1794), with part of cover. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington." Encloses note for $875. for discount at the bank, and intends to present the necessary draft on Monday next.
Letter, Charles Simms to Lawrence Lewis, George Steptoe Washington, and Samuel Washington, 1800 January 22
A.L.S. 1 page. Simms answers questions put by them [see letter of Jan. 20, 1800] as executors of George Washington's estate -- among other things, he assures them they can dispose of personal property and wheat at private sales, but an account must be kept of articles disposed of in this way, and must be included in the estate inventory. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Ch. Simms."
Letter, Lawrence Lewis, George Steptoe Washington, and Samuel Washington to Charles Simms, 1800 January 22
A.L.S. 2 pages. The writers request answers to several specific questions about their role as executors of Washington's will -- they require Simms's professional advice because Judge Bushrod Washington (another executor) hasn't arrived yet. Autograph letter signed, in hand of George S. Washington (?,) laminated, G.W.'s watermark.