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John Augustine Washington III, Blakeley, to Louisa Fontaine Washington and Eleanor Love Selden Washington, 1852 February 12

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: MS-4398

Scope and Contents

Mother is better. “I have been purchasing negroes—and am in negotiation for others…” Gives instructions for “grubbing and ploughing.” Overseer position. Includes letter to daughter Louisa on same sheet regarding various cousins.


  • Creation: 1852 February 12


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From the Collection: 0.5 Linear Feet : 2 boxes

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