Ann Pamela Cunningham to George W. Riggs, 1861 April 30
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A.L.S. Rosemont. Concerned over statements that Lincoln will blow up public buildings in Washington if city is in danger from Confederates--worry about Washington relics in Patent office--begs him to get interview with Lincoln or Mrs. Lincoln and offer Mount Vernon as safe place for relics during war--if so, she must get additional force to guard them there--doesn't fear Southern soldiers, for they are gentlemen, but northern army is composed of every type--fears they may even fire Mount Vernon--must hold Va. bonds--sum due from Steamboat Company--Mr. Everett has $6000 on deposit--suggests Mrs. Riggs make Mount Vernon her place of refuge during war and become its guardian during her absence. ER-23, p. 265
- Creation: 1861 April 30
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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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