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Ann Pamela Cunningham to John Augustine Washington III, 1857 March 17

 File — Box: 16

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 10 p. Charleston. Writes to reassure him about rumors and published accounts questioning his motives in the matter of the sale of Mount Vernon; accusations that he has neglected the estate and that he is attempting to "speculate in the bones of his ancestors." She assures him that she has been active in his defense and points out the malice and ignorance of his detractors. Mentions the private offer of $300,000. The Virginia Bill and the proposal of the Agricultural Society. RM-523, ER-4233


  • 1857 March 17


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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