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Edward Everett to Ann Pamela Cunningham, 1859 May 23

 File — Box: 42

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Gives opinions on paints as she requested, J.A. Washington estimates repairs on house and grounds as $20,000 - need to enclose grounds; in restoration to G/W original state, suggests G.W. Riggs a business manager be asked to take charge, with Thornburn employed for grounds, and a master builder for house. Question best time for taking possession, federal Gov't aid, adequate private protection. Suggests problems connected with appointment of superintendent and labor employed; necessity for keeping "sectional" elements cut; advisability of settling all controversial questions in Grand Council; ceremonial if possession is taken on Feb. 22; declares he has discussed these questions with no one. ER-9, p. 247


  • Creation: 1859 May 23


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From the Collection: 25 Linear Feet (117 legal-size clamshell flat storage boxes, 1 oversize clamshell flat storage box )

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 USA