Letter, West Ford to Bushrod Washington, 1829 August 27
Scope and Contents
A letter written by West Ford to Bushrod Washington at Blakeley, the home of Bushrod's neighbor and nephew John Augustine Washington II. Ford, a former slave of the Washington family who was later freed and employed as overseer of Mount Vernon, reports on arrangements being made at Mount Vernon for a workman to slate a "house for the books and papers." He mentions illnesses in his family and warns Bushrod against buying mules from his neighbor, Mr. Peake.
- Creation: 1829 August 27
- Ford, West, approximately 1784-1863 (Person)
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From the Collection: .5 Linear Feet
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