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James Hollingsworth to Margaret Sweat, 1879 February 3

 File — Box: 94

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. in writing of secretary. Mount Vernon. At this date cannot render detailed account of work she requests. Lists vouchers by dates and total paid for repairs. Plumbing bill high, includes building cistern, ram house, laying drains around Mansion, greenhouse, also repairing water pipes under latter. Lumber cost $49.86. Mrs. Brown sends money for flag in memory of Tennessee Grangers. Post Office at Mount Vernon is a savings. Explains use of lunch table receipts, knows table is profitable. Nathan will gladly take it over and pay Association for privilege. Payrolls, etc. would be increased if table is run privately. Strict economy in winter. Guide, clerk and policemen discharged, payroll cut in half. ER-20, p. 187


  • Creation: 1879 February 3


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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