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Letter, John Augustine Washington III to Jane C. Blackburn Washington, 1841 December 13

 Item — Box: 64, Folder: 1841.12.13
Identifier: 2017-SC-010-001

Scope and Contents

Letter from John Augustine Washington III to his mother mentioning his poor health, West Ford, an enslaved woman named Betty, and the state of affairs at Mount Vernon. A note to "Dearest Mother" is added on at the end of the letter by John Augustine's sister, Anna Maria Alexander.


  • 1841 December 13


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121